5-096 Statement by the Chief of Staff, April 12, 1945

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press
Date: April 12, 1945

Subject: World War II

Statement by the Chief of Staff

April 12, 1945 Washington, D.C.

General of the Army George C. Marshall, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army, tonight issued the following statement:

“We have lost a great leader. His far-reaching wisdom in military counsel has been a constant source of courage to all of us who have worked side by side with him from the dark days of the war’s beginning. No tribute from the Army could be so eloquent as the hourly record of the victories of the past few weeks.”

Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Pentagon Office Collection, Speeches, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.

Document Format: Typed draft.

Recommended Citation: ThePapers of George Catlett Marshall, ed.Larry I. Bland and Sharon Ritenour Stevens(Lexington, Va.: The George C. Marshall Foundation, 1981- ). Electronic version based on The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, vol. 5, “The Finest Soldier,” January 1, 1945-January 7, 1947 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003), pp. 141-142.

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