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PRESIDENT DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/02/1946 - HFSID 4346

DWIGHT EISENHOWER. TLS: "Dwight D Eisenhower" as Chief of Staff, 1p, 6½x8¾. Washington, D.C., 1946 January 2. On letterhead of the War Department to Mr. F.G.

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DWIGHT EISENHOWER. TLS: "Dwight D Eisenhower" as Chief of Staff, 1p, 6½x8¾. Washington, D.C., 1946 January 2. On letterhead of the War Department to Mr. F.G. Pernet, Secretary General, Friendly Association of Former Liaison Officers on Duty with the American Army, Paris, France. In full: "I deeply appreciate your thoughtfulness in extending to me the congratulations of the Board of Directors and the members of the Friendly Association of Former Liaison Officers on Duty with the American Army. Your organization is truly well named for I shall long remember the friendly association I have always had with the French Liaison Officers on duty with my headquarters. Will you kindly express to all of your members my very best wishes for the New Year." Stamped promotion for War Bonds and Stamps at lower left corner. Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969) wrote this letter less than two months after being named Chief of Staff of the United States Army (November 19, 1945-February 7, 1949) by President Harry S Truman. Eisenhower's efforts in that capacity included the unification of the armed services under a centralized command and the demobilization of the wartime army. Eisenhower, who accepted the surrender of Germany on May 7, 1945, became a highly respected officer of the U.S. Army, and his popularity carried him into the presidency. "Ike" began his long Army career with his graduation from West Point (1915) in a class that produced 59 generals. Beginning in the early 1940s, he advanced rapidly, serving as Chief of Staff of the 3rd Army (June 1941), assistant Chief of Staff to the operations division of the War Department (April 1942) and Commander of U.S. troops in Europe (June 1942). Eisenhower headed the Allied Invasion of French North Africa (November 1942-May 1943) and directed the Allied Expeditionary Forces that invaded Normandy on June 6, 1944, recaptured France and overcame Germany. In December 1950, he would be appointed Supreme Commander of the NATO forces in Europe. During his two terms as 34th U.S. President (1953-1961), Eisenhower faced the domestic Civil Rights movement and the international Cold War. Lightly creased with fold, not at signature. Slightly soiled at upper left edge. Fine condition. Framed in the Gallery of History style: 30x21.

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