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To General Dwight D. Eisenhower
May 29, 1944 [Radio No. W-43030.] Washington, D.C.
From Marshall Personal for Eisenhower.
Reference your letter May 24th regarding distinctive command marking: it is OK by me and any other decision of yours to insure successful action is confirmed now in advance.1
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. General Eisenhower had written to Marshall on May 24 requesting permission for individuals leading combat troops to wear a distinctive mark on their uniforms to separate them from staff and support personnel. Eisenhower’s headquarters proposed to allow officers to wear a narrow green band around the shoulder loop and for noncommissioned officers to wear a narrow green stripe below the rank chevron. (Papers of DDE, 3: 1888.)
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), pp. 467-468.