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MAJOR EDWARD V. "EDDIE" RICKENBACKER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 10/11/1967 - HFSID 4508

MAJOR EDWARD V. "EDDIE" RICKENBACKER The Congressional Medal of Honor recipient sends a typed letter of thanks for the birthday wishes Typed Letter Signed: "Eddie", 1p, 7¼x9. New York, New York, 1967 October 11. On his personal letterhead to Mr. Mark E. Brown, Venice, Florida.

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MAJOR EDWARD V. "EDDIE" RICKENBACKER
The Congressional Medal of Honor recipient sends a typed letter of thanks for the birthday wishes
Typed Letter Signed: "Eddie", 1p, 7¼x9. New York, New York, 1967 October 11. On his personal letterhead to Mr. Mark E. Brown, Venice, Florida. Begins: "My dear Mark". In full: "Thanks so much for your wonderful letter of October 3 with reference to my 77th birthday which has come and gone into oblivion and now I have got the next 77 to work on, the good lord willing. Your letter brings back many fond memories of the yester-years, and I want you to know how grateful I am for same. Warm personal regards, and my best wishes for many healthy happy years ahead. Sincerely," Major Edward Vernon "Eddie" Rickenbacker (1890-1973) had joined North American Aviation, the parent company of Eastern in 1933 and became its General Manager in 1935, expanding its shipping and travel services. Rickenbacker purchased Eastern in March 1938 and became its President the following month. He remained in Chief Executive positions until his retirement in 1959. "Rick" had attained recognition as a race car driver before commanding the famed 94th "Hat-in-the-Ring" Squadron during WWI. He downed 26 enemy aircraft, becoming America's greatest Ace and received the Congressional Medal of Honor. After the war, Rickenbacker promoted commercial air travel and the advancement of air power for the U.S. military. During WWII, he was a special representative in the inspection of air bases in the Pacific. Fold creases through signature. Staple holes at upper left corners. Ink lightly smeared. Otherwise, fine condition.

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