GENERAL JAMES A. VAN FLEET - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/29/1972 - HFSID 172066
Sale Price $270.00
JAMES A. VAN FLEET
James A. Van Fleet sends a typed letter asking a friend to come visit him in Florida in the fall.
Typed Letter Signed: "Van," 1p, 8¼x11. Athens, Greece,1972 June 29. To Colonel Charles C. Herrick, Oakland, Florida. In full: "I again thank you for your note of June 6 received at my Florida ranch. Enclosed you will find copy of letter to Babe Wayand [not present]. How about you and Cupie planning a trip to Florida. I cannot ask you to come immediately because it is terribly hot this time in Florida and I may be going to Canada or again to Greece. But come fall will be delightful and I have much to show you around the State as well as my farm and beach homes. Please do come. With much love, Cordially," Van Fleet commanded the 8th Infantry and went ashore on Utah Beach on D-Day. He took part in the sieges of Brest and Metz and broke through the Siegfried Line in February, 1945. In the Korean War, he succeeded General Ridgway as commander of the 8th Army, commanded it through months of bitter fighting, and was promoted to General in July, 1951. Fold creases not near signature. Fine condition.
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