LT. GENERAL JAMES G. HARBORD - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/22/1941 - HFSID 24207
Sale Price $252.00
JAMES G. HARBORD. TLS: "J.G. Harbord", 1p, 7¼x10½. New
York, 1941 December 22. To Mr. A.A. Wallgren, Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania.
Sending "Wally" Wallgren thanks for his Christmas card "A Yule Yolly from
Florence and Wally", reciprocating "with our best wishes to you both for a
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year...." After fighting in the Spanish-American
War and serving in the Philippines as Assistant Commander of the Philippine
Constabulary (1903-1914), JAMES G. 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 N. Bradley's 2nd Infantry Division and led it at the Battle of
Belleau Wood (June 6-25, 1918). Harbord was President (1923-1930) and
later Chairman of the Board (1930-1947) of RCA. 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. Lightly
creased and soiled. Fine condition.
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