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GENERAL LYMAN L. LEMNITZER - AUTOGRAPH CHECK STUB UNSIGNED 09/12/1978 - HFSID 286496

LYMAN LEMNITZER Three check stubs on one sheet, filled out by the general, including USO contribution Autograph check stub unsigned: 4¾x9¼. No place, 1978 September 12, 15 and 16. The methodical Lemnitzer has not only recorded check payments, but also other transactions drawing on this (unnamed) account.

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LYMAN LEMNITZER
Three check stubs on one sheet, filled out by the general, including USO contribution
Autograph check stub unsigned: 4¾x9¼. No place, 1978 September 12, 15 and 16. 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) A $25.00 USO contribution; and 2) $21.20 to Katz Bros, Inc. for a blanket; and 3) $258.05 to W.F. Gaming Co. for various home appliances. The beginning balance on this sheet was $12,961.38. The end balance was $12,657.13. 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. Fine condition.

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