LT. GENERAL JAMES G. HARBORD - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/24/1940 - HFSID 24209
JAMES G. HARBORD. TLS: "J.G. Harbord", 1p, 7¼x10½. New York, 1940 May 24. To A.A. "Wally" Wallgren, Drexel Hill, Pa. In part: "I am shocked to know what you tell me about the Legion Monthly and your work.
Sale Price $270.00
JAMES G. HARBORD. TLS: "J.G. Harbord", 1p, 7¼x10½. New York, 1940 May 24. To A.A. "Wally" Wallgren, Drexel Hill, Pa. In part: "I am shocked to know what you tell me about the Legion Monthly and your work. If it strikes you all right, I will send the letter to Barton of which the enclosed [not present] is the first copy. I mean every word that I say in it, and I would hope that it might possibly put the brakes on a little as far as any contemplated action against you is concerned...." Unsigned penciled note by Wallgren in lower right: "(ans. with letters/from J. Owen &/J Barton enclosed/May 27th)". After fighting in the Spanish-American War and serving in the Philippines as Assistant Commander of the Philippine Constabulary (1903-1914), JAMES GUTHRIE HARBORD was appointed Chief of Staff of the American Expeditionary Force under General John J. Pershing in May 1917. In May 1918, he took command of the 4th Marine Brigade attached to General Omar Bradley's 2nd Infantry Division and led it in the Battle of Belleau Wood (June 6-25, 1918). Harbord was President of RCA from 1923-1930, and later Chairman of the Board (1930-1947). Private Abian A. "Wally" Wallgren, worked as a cartoonist for the "Philadelphia Public Ledger" and "Washington Post" before WWI. He served in France with the Fifth Marines of the First Division. Wallgren's cartoons appeared in every issue of the U.S. military newspaper "The Stars and Stripes", poking fun at army life, satirizing the absurdity of army regulations and highlighting the differences between the army brass and the frontline soldier. Paper clip impression at upper left. Fine condition.
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