LT. GENERAL RICHARD J. SEITZ - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 171695
RICHARD J. SEITZ Highly-decorated airborne infantry commander poses in full regalia for photograph, declares "airborne all the way" in black ink Inscribed photograph signed: "Mr. Thomas Alford/ with best wishes/ Airborne all the way/ Richard J. Seitz" in black ink. B/w, 8x10. Lieutenant General Richard J.
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RICHARD J. SEITZ
Highly-decorated airborne infantry commander poses in full regalia for photograph, declares "airborne all the way" in black ink
Inscribed photograph signed: "Mr. Thomas Alford/ with best wishes/ Airborne all the way/ Richard J. Seitz" in black ink. B/w, 8x10. Lieutenant General Richard J. Seitz (1918-2013) was an American Army officer best known for his command as a paratrooper in the 2nd Battalion, 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment during World War II, as well as the 82nd Airborne Corps during the Vietnam War. While attending an infantry course in Ft. Benning, Georgia, Seitz decided to become a paratrooper, and his commanding during the Battle of the Bulge in 1944 earned him a Silver Star for his action. After WWII Seitz finished school at the Army War College, and after a few yeas of commanding in Ft. Bragg, Seitz was promoted to the rank of major general of the 82nd Airborne Division. With the 82nd Division, he was used to help quell the Detroit rioting in July 1967; in February 1968 with less than 36 hours' notice the division was deployed to Vietnam, and later that year was used to quell rioting in Washington D.C. after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. After a few more bureaucratic jobs, Seitz ended his career as a lieutenant general when he retired in 1975. During his career he has earned a Purple Heart, a Legion of Merit, a Distinguished Service Medal, an Air Medal, and a French National Order of the Legion of Honor (their highest decoration). Rounded throughout. Slightly toned and soiled in margins on verso. Corners rounded. Otherwise, fine condition.
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