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To Major General Fox Conner
September 9, 1938 [Washington, D.C.]
When I read the order announcing your retirement memories of those earliest days in the A.E.F. and our later delightful relationship were aroused. I am deeply sorry, both personally and officially, to see you leave the active list, because you have a great deal yet to give the Army out of that wise head of yours. General Pershing was talking about you a few days before he sailed for France, and as always in the most complimentary terms possible regarding your wisdom and judgment.
I was very sorry that we could not have had more of a talk out at the Walter Reed, but I felt hesitant about talking shop to you at that time. I do hope that you are feeling very much better, and that you are enjoying the beautiful fall weather on Brandreth Lake as I did in 1919.
With affectionate regards to Mrs. Conner and yourself, and to Paulina if she is there, believe me always
Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Pentagon Office Collection, General Materials, 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. 626.