ROBERT H. BARROW. TLS: "R.H. Barrow" as General, U.S.
Marine Corps and Commandant of the Marine Corps, 2p, 7x8½, separate sheets.
No place, 1981 November 6. On sheet imprinted with the Marine Commandant
flag at upper margin to Mr. Joseph Kover, Flushing, New York. In full:
"I appreciate your recent letter requesting a personal experience of mine
while a member of the Boy Scouts. Unfortunately, there were no opportunities
to participate in the Boy Scouts in the rural community where I grew up and
I cannot talk from personal experience about the many benefits of scouting. I
can say, however, from personal observation of scouts and my contact with people
who were once a part of this venerable organization, that the scouting
experience affords young Americans the chance to learn and put into practice the
meaning of citizenship in the home, community and nation. I applaud your
efforts in providing the young boys in your community the opportunity to
experience scouting and extend my best wishes for your continued success.
Sincerely". Robert H. Barrow (born in 1923 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) was
the 27th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps from 1979 until his
retirement in 1983. Over his 41-year military career, Barrow served in three
wars, WWII (for which he received a Bronze Star Medal with Combat V), the
Korean Conflict (awarded the Navy Cross) and the Vietnam War (received
the Army Distinguished Service Cross for heroism during Operation Dewey
Canyon). Barrow, who received a number of other honors, was appointed to the
Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board by President Ronald Reagan following
his retirement from the military. Slightly creased with fold, not at signature.
Light paper clip impressions at upper right blank margins. Fine
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