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To Admiral Chester W. Nimitz
October 30, 1944 Radio Washington, D.C.
From General Marshall to Admiral Nimitz.
Please pass the following to Admiral Halsey and accept for yourself personally my warm congratulations on your responsibility for the turn of events referred to:1
“I have purposely waited until the final returns were largely in and the agreeable burden of congratulations had somewhat subsided before radioing my congratulations. You and your commanders and men have given us a splendid and historic victory. You have also given us a feeling of tremendous American pride in the fighting heart, the skill and the daring with which you lambasted the Japs and guaranteed our rapid reconquest of the Philippines. The Army owes you and your command a great debt of thanks but I expect to send you even more joyful thanks for the success of your coming operations.”
Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Pentagon Office Collection, Selected Materials, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.
Document Format: Typed radio message.
1. See note 2, Marshall Navy Day Statement, October 27, 1944, Papers of George Catlett Marshall, #4-558 [4: 644].
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. 4, “Aggressive and Determined Leadership,” June 1, 1943-December 31, 1944 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996), p. 645.