Senior officer of the United States Army (1887-1966) who commanded the US First Army in the Western Europe Campaign of World War II; a notable 'mustang' officer who rose from private to general. World War II-dated TLS, one page, 8 x 10.5, Headquarters First United States Army letterhead, December 14, 1944. Letter to Emma Bracken, in full: "Enclosed you will find the picture which I have autographed as you requested. The First Army shoulder patch is likewise enclosed." Removably corner-mounted to the lower right of the sheet is the referenced unused, embroidered "First Army" shoulder patch; the picture is not included. In very good to fine condition, with light staining and creasing along intersecting folds.
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