GENERAL LYMAN L. LEMNITZER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/21/1974 - HFSID 167581
Sale Price $270.00
GENERAL LYMAN L. LEMNITZER
General Lyman L. Lemnitzer wrote this much-delayed letter in 1974 to thank the recipient for his birthday wishes.
Typed letter signed "L. L. Lemnitzer" as a retired general in the United States Army. Pencil notations on verso in unknown hand. 1 page, 6¾x8¼. May 21, 1974. Addressed to John D. Buchanan, Agincourt, Ontario, Canada. In full: "Dear Mr. Buchanan, I have been on the road almost continuously during the past ten months in connection with an extensive lecture and public speaking program I undertook when I retired from active service. In going over my very delayed correspondence file, I find that I have not responded to your letter of last year in which your sent me your thoughtful birthday greetings which I very much appreciated and in which you requested my autographed photo. Accordingly, I am enclosing the photo [not enclosed] herewith. Better late than never. I send to you with my best wishes. Sincerely,". Lemnitzer retired from active service in 1969. In June of1942, 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). Lightly creased, otherwise in fine condition.
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