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GENERAL LEWIS B. "OLDEST SOLDIER" HERSHEY - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/10/1953 - HFSID 156787

LEWIS B. HERSHEY Lewis B. Hershey sends a typed letter returning a card that was sent to him. Typed Letter Signed: "Lewis B. Hershey" as Director of Selective Service, 1p, 6½x9. Washington, 1953 December 10. To Edward G. Olsen, National Conference of Christians and Jews.

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LEWIS B. HERSHEY
Lewis B. Hershey sends a typed letter returning a card that was sent to him.
Typed Letter Signed: "Lewis B. Hershey" as Director of Selective Service, 1p, 6½x9. Washington, 1953 December 10. To Edward G. Olsen, National Conference of Christians and Jews. In full: "I am enclosing the card which you sent me (not present) Sincerely," 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. Folds, vertical fold through the "H". File nick at blank right edge. Overall, fine condition.

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