GENERAL WALLACE M. GREENE JR. - PRINTED CARD SIGNED IN INK 03/01/1965 - HFSID 316033
Sale Price $162.00
GENERAL WALLACE M. GREENE, JR.
Signing as Commandant of the US Marine Corps, a post he held during the build-up of US forces in Vietnam
Printed Card signed in ink: "Wallace M. Greene, Jr." as Commandant of the US Marine Corps, 5¾x3¾. Official printed card with typed caption, dated 1 March 1965. Wallace Martin Greene, Jr. (1907-2003) was the 23rd Commandant of the US Marine Corps (January 1964 - December 1967). During his tenure, the number of active duty Marines increased from 178,000 to almost 300,000, and Marines present in Vietnam increased from 1,000 to over 100,000. Greene, 37-years an active duty Marine, served in China during the 1930s, commended for defense of the International Settlement at Shanghai during the first phase of the Sino-Japanese War (1937-1938); and in the South Pacific during World War II, where he was twice awarded the Legion of Merit for his role in planning the amphibious assaults on the Marshall Islands, Saipan and Tinian. Rising steadily through important staff positions, especially in recruit training, he received his fourth star when appointed Commandant. Greene was a founding member of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. Lightly toned. Fine condition.
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