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To Captain Charles T. Lanham
August 28, 1936 [Chicago, Illinois]
My dear Lanham:
I am especially appreciative of your letter of warm congratulations which came this morning. The fact that men of your age in the army wish me so well is a great satisfaction to me. My only regret is I cannot do something to help unblock a system which leaves men like yourself to languish for years in spite of outstanding exhibitions of efficiency. However, we will have to wait and see.
With warm regards,
Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Illinois National Guard, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.
Document Format: Typed letter.
Recommended Citation: The Papers 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. 1, “The Soldierly Spirit,” December 1880-June 1939 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1981), p. 507.