GENERAL MARK W. CLARK - COMMEMORATIVE ENVELOPE SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: MAJOR GENERAL VICTOR A. ARMSTRONG, GENERAL ANTHONY C. MCAULIFFE - HFSID 155596
Sale Price $360.00
GENERALS: WORLD WAR II
Three American military leaders sign a commemorative envelope postmarked aboard the USS Columbus
Commemorative Envelope signed: "A.C. McAuliffe", "Mark W. Clark" and "Victor A. Armstrong/Brig. Gen. USMC", 6½x3½. 6-cent Marquette Explorer stamp affixed, postmarked aboard the USS Columbus (CG-12), January 15, 1971. Built by Bethlehem Steel Co. in Quincy, Mass., the ship was launched as USS Columbus CA-74 on November 30, 1944. Modernized from March 1959 to November 1962, it was re-commissioned as CG-12 on December 1, 1962. The USS Columbus (CG-12) was decommissioned on Jan 31, 1975. The USS Columbus CG-12, at 190 feet above the water line, was the tallest of the three Albany Class guided missile cruisers, thus earning her the nickname "The Tall Lady". General ANTHONY C. McAULIFFE (1898-1975) held Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge. He is remembered for his reply to a German surrender ultimatum: "Nuts!"General MARK CLARK (1896-1984) commanded the landings at Salerno and Anzio against the forces of Kesselring. Major General ARMSTRONG (1918-2010) was Commander of the First Marine Brigade at the Kaneohe Marine Corps Air Station, Hawaii. Address label affixed in lower right corner. Lightly creased, touching "m" in Armstrong. Fine condition.
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