REAR ADMIRAL JAMES R. REEDY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 204065
The then U.S. Rear Admiral, later full Admiral pens this letter to Mr. Pruett saying it was a pleasure for him to participate in his efforts in benefit of handicapped students, in black ink
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JAMES R. REEDY The then U.S. Rear Admiral, later full Admiral pens this letter to Mr. Pruett saying it was a pleasure for him to participate in his efforts in benefit of handicapped students, in black ink Autograph Letter Signed: "James R. Reedy" in black ink. 7x8½. One page. Place: Santa Monica, California. Date: January 8, 1973. Written on official letterhead. In full: "Dear Mr. Pruett: Thank you for your letter of January 2, asking for an autograph. It is a pleasure and an honor to participate in your commendable efforts to the past of physically handicapped students. May they be crowned with glowing success. Yours sincerely, James R. Reedy. Rear Admiral, USA". James Robert Reedy (1910-1999) is a U.S. Rear Admiral who was distinguished by the U.S. President with the Service Medal for his extraordinary meritorious service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States as a Commander Attack Carrier Striking Force, U.S. Seventh Fleet, from July 1965 through April 30, 1966. He directly supervised the formulation of procedures designed to employ most effectively the three carrier division staffs and five attack carrier striking groups under his command in combat operations in Southeast Asia. Before his tenure with the Seventh Fleet, he was Commander of the U.S. Naval Support Forces in Antarctica from 1963-1965. The Reedy Glacier is named after him. Reedy was instrumental in establishing a Yankee Team Commander and Yankee Team Surface-Subsurface Surveillance Coordinator; publishing often updated Yankee Team Standard Operating Procedures; developing Southeast Asia Electronics Warfare Doctrine; promulgating a combat tactics handbook; establishing a highly effective Tonkin Gulf Search and Rescue Team with around-the-clock helicopter rescue capability; forming the Joint Task Force 77/Seventh Air Force Coordinating Committee; compiling a CTF 77 Missile Manual and enhancing the effectiveness of new weapons and intelligence collections systems. Normal mailing folds. Lightly creased and toned. Otherwise, fine condition.
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