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General Lyman L. Lemitzer signed this letter to an autograph hunter in 1960 as Army Chief of Staff under President Dwight D. Eisenhower. He was Assistant Chief of Staff of the Allied Forces Headquarters under Eisenhower during World War II.
Typed letter signed "L. L. Lemnitzer" as Army Chief of Staff. 1 page, 6¾x8. Jan. 3, 1960. Addressed to Mr. William W. Stanhope, Albuquerque, New Mexico. In full: "Dear Mr. Stanhope: It was a pleasure to autograph one of my pictures for you as you requested in your letter of January 27. With regards and best wishes, Sincerely,". In June of1942, Lemnitzer (1899-1988) was promoted to Brigadier General in command of the 34th Anti-Aircraft Brigade and soon received appointment as Assistant Chief of Staff of the Allied Forces Headquarters under General Dwight D. Eisenhower in London. After aiding in the planning of the North African invasion, he resumed command of the 34th in February of 1943 and led it in the opening phases of General Patton's Sicilian Campaign. In late June 1943, he became Deputy Chief of Staff of the Allied 15th Army Group (U.S. 7th, British 8th) under General Sir Harold R.L.G. Alexander. He was promoted to Major General in November 1944. After the war, Lemnitzer was Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1960-1963) and Supreme Allied Commander of NATO (1963-1969). Lightly toned and creased, otherwise in fine condition.

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Born: August 29, 1899 in Honesdale, Pennsylvania
Died: November 12, 1988 in Washington, District of Columbia

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