4-209 To Major General Thomas A. Terry, January 20, 1944

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press
Date: January 20, 1944

Subject: World War II

To Major General Thomas A. Terry1

January 20, 1944 [Washington, D.C.]

Dear Terry,

Thank you very much for having Mrs. Marshall so carefully looked after on her recent bond-selling trip to New York.2 I appreciate the care and consideration given her. I ask you to thank the Colonel who looked after her; unfortunately I don’t recall his name.

Faithfully yours,

Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Pentagon Office Collection, General Materials, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.

Document Format: Typed letter.

1. Terry (U.S.M.A., 1908) was the commanding general of the Second Service Command at Governors Island, New York.

2. Mrs. Marshall had joined Mrs. Mark W. Clark in New York City for the opening of the Fourth War Loan drive. The two generals’ wives held a press conference, and they dedicated a “donutmobile” which toured the city offering doughnuts to purchasers of war stamps. “Soft-spoken” Mrs. Marshall was reported to have said that there were “thousands of intangible threads stretching across the water, each one reaching some woman back home. Whether you realize it or not, you women symbolize what they are fighting for—their homes, their families and their countries.” (New York Times, January 18, 1944, p. 40.) Mrs. Marshall relates her account of the bond-selling trip in Katherine Tupper Marshall, Together: Annals of an Army Wife (New York: Tupper and Love, 1946), pp. 184-86.)

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. 244.

Digital Downloads




Holding Rights: Public Information
Holding ID: 4-209

Rights: Public Information