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To Mrs. Julian L. Schley
June 2, 1941 [Washington, D.C.]
My dear Mrs. Schley:
The evening of Decoration Day I found an opportunity to visit the Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines Club. The clerk and janitor on duty showed me over the buildings.1
This note is to express to you and to the ladies of the Committee in charge, my congratulations on the splendid job that has been done, with my thanks for the very important contribution you have made to the morale of the Services stationed in the vicinity of Washington.
I was greatly impressed not only with the physical plant you have built up, but more especially with the evident efficiency with which it is being run. Please express to the various ladies concerned my personal thanks along with those of the War Departments, for the important service they have rendered.
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. Denise V. Schley, wife of the chief of Engineers, was president of the Woman’s Army and Navy League, the sponsor of the Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Club. On the club’s earlier efforts at fundraising, see Marshall to R.B. Lawrence, February 17, 1941, Papers of George Catlett Marshall, #2-372 [2: 424-25].
Recommended Citation: ThePapers of George Catlett Marshall, ed.Larry I. Bland, Sharon Ritenour Stevens, and Clarence E. Wunderlin, Jr.(Lexington, Va.: The George C. Marshall Foundation, 1981- ). Electronic version based on The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, vol. 2, “We Cannot Delay,” July 1, 1939-December 6, 1941 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986), pp. 520-521.