GENERAL LYMAN L. LEMNITZER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/23/1975 - HFSID 225099
GENERAL LYMAN L. LEMNITZER General Lyman L. Lemnitzer signed this typed letter in 1975, thanking a New York resident for "your generous comments regarding my military service". Typed letter signed "L. L. Lemnitzer" in blue ink. 1 page, 6¾x8¼. Jan. 23, 1975.
Sale Price $252.00
GENERAL LYMAN L. LEMNITZER
General Lyman L. Lemnitzer signed this typed letter in 1975, thanking a New York resident for "your generous comments regarding my military service".
Typed letter signed "L. L. Lemnitzer" in blue ink. 1 page, 6¾x8¼. Jan. 23, 1975. Addressed to Marilyn Fischer, Deer Park, New York. In full: "Dear Miss Fischer, Tahnk you for your letter of 17 January 1975 and for your generous comments regarding my military service. As you requested in your letter, I am enclosing my autographed photograph [not enclosed] herewith. I send it to you with my best wishes. Sincerely, L. L. LEMNITZER General, United States Army (Ret)". In June of 1942, 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). Paper clip impression in top left corner. Otherwise in fine condition.
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