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To Nora E. Ward1
July 3, 1944 [Washington, D.C.]
My dear Mrs. Ward,
I have just learnt that your two sons, Ray and Roy, were killed in action on the same day over Germany. Please accept my sincere sympathy for the tragic loss you have sustained in their sacrifice for the good of their fellow citizens.
It will be some time before your pride in the service they have rendered the country can even in a small measure console you for the great loss you have suffered but I want you to know now that the Army was proud of them as American soldiers and will not forget their courage and self-sacrifice.
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. Mrs. Ward was residing in Fort Worth, Texas.
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. 502.