LT. GENERAL JAMES M. GAVIN - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CIRCA 1956 - HFSID 156085
JAMES M. GAVIN Black and white publicity photograph of James M. Gavin in his dress uniform sitting behind his desk. Photograph signed: "James M. Gavin". B/w, 8x10. James M. Gavin
Sale Price $288.00
JAMES M. GAVIN
Black and white publicity photograph of James M. Gavin in his dress uniform sitting behind his desk.
Photograph signed: "James M. Gavin". B/w, 8x10. James M. Gavin is pictured here as (from the Army caption on verso): "Chief of Research and Development, Department of the Army, photographed in the Pentagon. 7 September 1956". As an officer with the 82nd Airborne Division during WWII, James M. Gavin (1907-1990) parachuted with his troops during battles in Sicily, Normandy and the Netherlands, becoming known as "The Jumping General". After retiring from the Army, Gavin twice served as President Kennedy's Ambassador to France. After a 1967 visit to Vietnam, he urged negotiations to end the war "by any means available". Minor surface creases at background (barely visible head on). Fine condition.
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