War-dated TLS signed “O N Bradley,” one page, 7.5 x 9.75, July 16, 1945. “I was pleased to have your letter of 14 June 1945 acknowledging your services of the first World War. As a veteran, you will be glad to know that the young men of this war have fought with a skill and courage that shall always be memorable in the traditions of our American fighting forces.” In fine condition, with light scattered creasing and toning to upper edge. As a member of the 19th Infantry Division, a 25-year-old Bradley was denied European deployment during WWI following the devastating flu pandemic of 1918. Following his role in the Battle of the Bulge, and mere months after this letter was written, Bradley led his Ninth Armored Division across the Rhine in Operation Lumberjack, the river’s first major crossing and a maneuver that effectively captured the Ludendorff bridge and 300,000 German prisoners. The large-scale exercise enabled US forces to envelop the industrial area of Ruhr and expedite the war’s end. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.
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