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GENERAL MARK W. CLARK - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/17/1947 - HFSID 265622

MARK W. CLARK Mark W. Clark sends a typed letter about a proposed course about military life. TLS: "Mark W. Clark" as General, U.S. Army Commanding, 1p, 7¼x10½. Presidio of San Francisco, California, 1947 November 17. To George D.

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MARK W. CLARK
Mark W. Clark sends a typed letter about a proposed course about military life.
TLS: "Mark W. Clark" as General, U.S. Army Commanding, 1p, 7¼x10½. Presidio of San Francisco, California, 1947 November 17. To George D. Smith, President, Downtown Association of San Francisco. In full: "The Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Washington, D.C., proposes to hold a special course of two weeks' duration for military and civilian participants at the Presidio of San Francisco from March 22 to April 2, 1948. The purpose of the course and the scope of instruction are explained in the prospectus inclosed (sic) with this letter. On Tuesday, November 25 at 2:30 p.m. a meeting is being held at the Officers' Club, Presidio of San Francisco, the purpose of which is to explain more fully the proposed course and to organize from a body of prominent and representative citizens a central steering committee to assist in the selection of civilian participants in the course. It would give me great pleasure if a qualified representative of your organization, would meet with my representative and the representative of the Armed Forces Industrial College at that time. Will you accept? Sincerely yours," Prospectus not present, but an unsigned creased, worn and nicked typed carbon response agreeing to attend accompanies Clark's letter. General Mark Wayne Clark (1896-1984), who assumed command of the Fifth Army in North Africa in 1943 and commanded the Fifth Army in the invasion of Italy in 1944, became a Four-Star General in March 1945. He accepted the surrender of German forces in Italy and Austria and, from 1945 to 1947, was the U.S. High Commissioner in occupied Austria. In 1953, as Commander in Chief of the United Nations Command, he signed the military armistice between the U.N. Command and the North Korean Army and Chinese People's Volunteers in Korea. That year, he also began his 12 years of service as President of The Citadel. Clark is buried on the campus of The Citadel next to Mark Clark Hall. Stapled at upper left corner. Fine condition. Two items.

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