GENERAL LEWIS B. "OLDEST SOLDIER" HERSHEY - INAUGURATION DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 167582
Sale Price $108.00
LEWIS B. HERSHEY
Lewis B. Hershey signs an inaugural day cover for President Nixon.
Inaugural Cover signed: "Lewis B. Hershey", 6½x3½. Inaugural Cover with a 5-cent and 1-cent stamps attached, postmarked Washington, D.C., January 20, 1969. Hershey saw brief service in France, with the rank of Captain, in World War I. In October, 1940, Brigadier General Hershey was assigned to the staff of the newly created Selective Service System (September 16, 1940) and in December was named Deputy Director. In July, 1941, he became Director of Selective Service, a post he held until February, 1970, except for the time between his retirement in December, 1946, and his recall in January, 1947, and the few months between the expiration of the 1940 law in March, 1947, and the enactment of the peacetime draft a few months later. When Hershey retired in March, 1973, at the age of 79, he was the oldest man on active status. Fine condition.
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