GENERAL LEWIS B. "OLDEST SOLDIER" HERSHEY - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 10/28/1946 - HFSID 262835
LEWIS B. HERSHEY Lewis B. Hershey sends a typed letter to a fan. Typed Letter Signed: "Lewis B. Hershey" as Director of Selective Service, 1p, 6x8½. Washington, 1946 October 28. To lawyer Ashley T. Cole agreeing to autograph a photograph (not included).
Sale Price $198.00
LEWIS B. HERSHEY
Lewis B. Hershey sends a typed letter to a fan.
Typed Letter Signed: "Lewis B. Hershey" as Director of Selective Service, 1p, 6x8½. Washington, 1946 October 28. To lawyer Ashley T. Cole agreeing to autograph a photograph (not included). 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. Creased. Paper clip impression at blank left. Show through at 2 blank areas from notes (unknown hand) on verso. Matted not in Gallery of History style with 9x7 b/w military photo of Hershey (fine condition). Overall 19½x11½. Not reviewed by us for conservation integrity. "As is" matting purchase.
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