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To Mrs. Leven C. Allen1
March 25,  [Washington, D.C.]
Dear Mrs. Allen,
I can’t begin to tell you how much I appreciate the delightful hospitality you turn out for the numerous guests I carry to Benning. It always makes a great impression on them and is of material assistance to me.
I know how much trouble all of this means and how disturbing it is to your home life, and while it is the war price the wife of the Commandant seems to have to pay, nevertheless I am deeply appreciative of the charming manner in which you run things.
With my thanks,
Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Pentagon Office Collection, Selected Materials, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.
Document Format: Typed letter.
1. Major General Leven C. Allen was commandant of the Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia. General Marshall, along with Anthony Eden and Sir John Dill, visited Fort Benning the evening of March 23 and the morning of March 24, as part of an inspection trip in the South. The group dined at the Allens’ home on the evening of March 23.
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. 3, “The Right Man for the Job,” December 7, 1941-May 31, 1943 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991), pp. 602-603.