4-003 To Ralph C. Kennedy, June 8, 1943

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press
Date: June 8, 1943

Subject: World War II

To Ralph C. Kennedy

June 8, 1943 [Washington, D.C.]

Dear Ralph,

I returned from Africa last night to find your note of May twenty-sixth with its tender from the Lafayette Post of the American Legion of a life membership card.1 I shall be honored to accept this membership, and I hope some day to thank the men in person.

Incidentally, I congratulated the commander of a platoon in Africa a few days ago on a thrilling exhibition of village fighting which his platoon was staging for the instruction of others. He gave me his name, which I have forgotten, but when I asked him where his home was he told me Uniontown—that he lived near the Leith coal works!

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. Lafayette Post No. 51 was in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, Marshall’s childhood home.

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), pp. 5-6.

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