BRIGADIER GENERAL JOHN S.D. EISENHOWER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/12/1969 - HFSID 17888
Sale Price $198.00
JOHN S.D. EISENHOWER
Sends thanks for sentiments on the death of his father.
Typed letter signed: "John Eisenhower" as Ambassador to Belgium, 1p, 6¾x9. Embassy of the United States of America, Brussels, 1969 June 12. To Mr. Merle Johnson, Richmond, Indiana. In full: "Thank you for your letter of May 21. I greatly appreciate your sentiments on the death of my Father. I am delighted to comply with your requests. An autographed photo is enclosed [not present]." Dwight D. Eisenhower was 78 when he died on March 28, 1969, 11 weeks before John wrote this letter. Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower's first child, Doud Dwight Eisenhower (1917-1921), was not yet four years old when he died of scarlet fever. The following year, JOHN S.D. EISENHOWER (1922-2013) attended West Point, but his father did not attend his graduation. It was held on June 6, 1944, and the General was busy invading Normandy that day. John was commissioned Second Lieutenant and served on General Omar Bradley's staff. President Nixon named John Eisenhower U.S. Ambassador to Belgium (1969-1971). Nixon's daughter Julie had married John's son David in 1968. John Eisenhower was married to Barbara Jean Thompson from 1947 until their divorce in 1986. Fine condition.
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