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To Lieutenant Colonel George S. Patton, Jr.1
September 29, 1936 [Chicago, Illinois]
I appreciated very much your fine note of congratulations, and I am particularly pleased to have expressions of approval on my promotion from a man with your standing in the Army. Should a situation develop where I could have your services, nothing would please me more, because you are very much the type who does things in spite of hell or high water.
With warm regards, and thanks,
Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Illinois National Guard, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.
Document Format: Typed letter.
1. At this time Patton was assistant chief of staff, G-2, of the Hawaiian Department, at Fort Shafter, near Honolulu.
2. Marshall’s secretary typed the name of another thank-you note recipient, Major General Robert U. Patterson, on this letter. Marshall may have changed it in his own handwriting, but the original was not found in LC/G. S. Patton, Jr., Papers.
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), pp. 508-509.