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PRESIDENT DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 09/17/1947 - HFSID 269296

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER. Writes on the last day of the War Department's existence Typed Letter signed: "Dwight D Eisenhower" as Army Chief of Staff, 1p, 7x9. Washington, D.C., 1947 September 17. On War Department letterhead to Major General George J.

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DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER.
Writes on the last day of the War Department's existence
Typed Letter signed: "Dwight D Eisenhower" as Army Chief of Staff, 1p, 7x9. Washington, D.C., 1947 September 17. On War Department letterhead to Major General George J. Richards, Chief, Budget Division, War Department Special Staff, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Pencil note (unknown hand) in upper right corner. In full: "It was a pleasure to read the splendid commendation which the Secretary of War has given to you and the Budget Division. I agree heartily with the views he has expressed. For my own part, I am well aware of the ability and diligence you have devoted to the important and difficult tasks which have come your way. Your outstanding services have been of the highest order of importance to all War Department activities. I am forwarding a copy of this letter along with that of the Secretary of War for inclusion in your official records. You have my warm good wishes for your continued success. Sincerely". On September 17, 1947, the date of this letter, the War Department ceased to exist. On that date, the Defense Department replaced the Departments of War and Navy in the President's Cabinet and the U.S.Army Air Force was replaced by the U.S. Air Force. Five-Star General Eisenhower, Chief of Staff since November 19, 1945, became the first Chief of Staff under the unification of the Armed Services. Ike resigned from the Army in June 1952, the month before he was nominated for President. Fine condition.

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