GENERAL LYMAN L. LEMNITZER - AUTOGRAPH CHECK STUB SIGNED IN TEXT 08/24/1978 - HFSID 286489
Sale Price $108.00
Three check stubs on one sheet, filled out by the general and signed with his last name, showing a tax payment and several other outlays, but leaving a hefty balance of over $16,000 in his account
Check stubs signed in text: "[Lois] Lemnitzer", 4¾x9¼. No place, 1978 August 24. The methodical Lemnitzer has not only recorded check payments, but also other transactions drawing on this (unnamed) account. Included here, all recorded in his hand, are 1) to C. R. Erk, Tax Collector, four items paid with one check of $518.45; 2) an expenditure of $4,975.20 for a $5,000 treasury note, withdrawn from the account but not purchased with a check; 3) to Lois Lemnitzer (his daughter), $300 for house expenses; and 4) for cash, $300 for house expenses. The beginning balance on this sheet was $22,939.38. The end balance was $16,845.53. In June of1942, LYMAN LEMNITZER (1899-1988) was promoted to Brigadier General in command of the 34th Anti-Aircraft Brigade and soon received appointment as Assistant Chief of Staff of the Allied Forces Headquarters under General Dwight D. Eisenhower in London. After aiding in the planning of the North African invasion, he resumed command of the 34th in February of 1943 and led it in the opening phases of General Patton's Sicilian Campaign. In late June 1943, he became Deputy Chief of Staff of the Allied 15th Army Group (U.S. 7th, British 8th) under General Sir Harold R.L.G. Alexander. He was promoted to Major General in November 1944. After the war, Lemnitzer was Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1960-1963) and Supreme Allied Commander of NATO (1963-1969). In early 1962, Lemnitzer proposed Operation Northwoods: a campaign of real terrorist acts on US soil which could be blamed on Castro and used to justify military reprisals against Cuba. President Kennedy rejected the proposal, and did not reappoint Lemnitzer as Chairman of the JCS, but did entrust him with the NATO command. After his retirement, Lemnitzer returned to the home in Honesdale, Michigan built by his father. His daughter Lois, one of the three children of Lyman and Katherine Lemnitzer, lived there until her own death in 2007. 3 filing holes at left edge. Notch at upper left edge. Fine condition.
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