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To R. Donald Yauch
March 5, 1943 [Washington, D.C.]
My dear Mr. Yauch:
Thanks for your letter of February 27th.1 I am touched by this action of the Uniontown Rotary Club and am glad to accept the membership so graciously offered me.
It might be of interest to your members to know that for five years I was a member of the Columbus, Georgia, Rotary Club, then the Savannah Club and, later, the Charleston, South Carolina, organization.
Please express my sincere appreciation to the members of the Board of Directors.
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. Yauch, president of the Uniontown, Pennsylvania, Rotary Club, had written that the board of directors had unanimously elected Marshall an honorary member of the Uniontown Rotary. “As a native son of our city, who has risen to the highest post in our Army, this action is the only means at our command, to express our complete confidence in you, and our pardonable pride,” wrote Yauch. Membership entailed no obligations, and Yauch assured the chief of staff that “no indiscriminate publicity would ensue.” (Yauch to Marshall, February 27, 1943, GCMRL/G. C. Marshall Papers [Pentagon Office, General].)
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. 579-580.