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Letter to Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1942 April 19

Letter to Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1942 April 19
Letter to Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1942 April 19
Letter congratulates Dwight D. Eisenhower on his promotion and regards the current status of the War Department.


  • 1942 April 19


From the Collection: 0.50 cubic feet : Approximately 120 items


Fort George Meade, Maryland
1942 April 19

Major General D. D. Eisenhower,
Operations Division,
War Department General Staff,
Munitions Building, Washington DC

Dear Ike:
This is a long delayed note of congratulations on your promotion. I did not know of it until Mamie told me the day she was out here. As a matter of fact, I was so sure of it coming through very shortly that I had considered the appointment as actually made. The third star is just a matter of a few months, No one will be happier than I when you pin it on.

My division is moving to A. P. Hill in echelons. One regiment left this morning, and the remainder of the division will complete its concentration next week. The Command Post will close here at noon on April 21st. All preparations have been made at A. P. Hill.

I am still like a child with a new toy, and feel that I am really accomplished something. Have lost about ten pounds and feel fine. A. P. Hill will give us a wonderful opportunity to get in some real field training. If the War Department will stop stealing my units, personnel and equipment, this Division will be ready to go places by the end of July.

Hope you are not working too hard. Judging from the newspapers, the situation, except in Burma and the Indian Ocean, is not so bad. I chuckle about the press reports I see concerning command in the Southwest Pacific. The underground story must be good.

Will be seeing you soon. Best of love to Mamie and yourself.

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