GENERAL RANDOLPH MCCALL PATE - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 262992
Sale Price $81.00
RANDOLPH M. PATE
His signature as a Marine Corps General
Signature: "R. McC Pate/General USMC", 5x3 index card. Randolph McCall Pate (1898-1961) served as the 21st Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps from 1956-1959. He had previously been Assistant Commandant from July 1954. Pate, a veteran of WWII, received the Legion of Merit for his service in the Pacific, which included Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima, and he earned a Distinguished Service Medal for his service in the Korean Conflict (commanding the 1st Marine Division, which he had served as chief supply officer during the Guadalcanal campaign). Upon his retirement from the military in 1959, Pate was presented with the Navy Distinguished Service Medal. Lightly foxed. Otherwise, fine condition.
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