GENERAL LEWIS B. "OLDEST SOLDIER" HERSHEY - PRINTED CARD SIGNED IN INK - HFSID 298663
Sale Price $108.00
LEWIS B. HERSHEY
The Director of Selective Service signs an autograph card bearing the Atomic symbol.
Printed Card signed in Ink: "Lewis B. Hershey", 6½x3½ card. An "Autographs" card bearing an Atomic symbol. Lewis B. Hershey (1893-1977) 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. Slightly worn at edges. Otherwise, fine condition.
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