4-175 To Mrs. Charles F. Thompson, December 23, 1943

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press
Date: December 23, 1943

Subject: World War II

To Mrs. Charles F. Thompson

December 23, [1943] [Washington, D.C.]

Dear Laura,

I spent an afternoon and night with Charlie in Fiji last week and found him looking very well.1 I told him I would call you up when I returned to Washington, but so far today have been unable to locate you by phone, hence this note.

I am sorry he cannot have his Christmas with you but you can know at least that he is well and most comfortably established, though in surroundings quite different from yours.

With my best wishes for the holidays,

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. Major General Thompson had been commanding general of Second Island Command since October 1942. Marshall had known him since the early 1920s.

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. 205.

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