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To General John J. Pershing
June 26, 1944 [Washington, D.C.]
I had hoped to get out to the hospital to see you before this since my return from England and Italy but have not yet found the opportunity. I want to tell you that Warren is on General Bradley’s staff.1
I visited Bradley’s headquarters just as it was being established ashore in France. There had been fighting with Germans on that ground shortly before our arrival. At that time Warren was not there. They did not know just where he was en route. I therefore had no opportunity to see him.
I will try to get out to see you at my very first opportunity.2
Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Pentagon Office Collection, Selected Materials, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.
Document Format: Typed letter.
1. Major F. Warren Pershing had completed the Command and General Staff School at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, in January 1944. He requested assignment in the European Theater of Operations and was serving on the staff of Lieutenant General Omar N. Bradley. (Warren Pershing to Marshall, January 3, 1944, and Marshall to Warren Pershing, January 6, 1944, GCMRL/G. C. Marshall Papers [Pentagon Office, Selected].)
2. Marshall had lunch with General Pershing at Walter Reed General Hospital on July 3, 1944.
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. 495.