Lot #71
Lyndon B. Johnson

To a war widow: "Your husband died defending the freedom of a gallant people"
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To a war widow: "Your husband died defending the freedom of a gallant people"

War-dated TLS as president, one page, 6.75 x 8.75, White House letterhead, February 13, 1968. Amidst the Vietnam War, President Johnson sends his condolences to Mrs. Floyd B. Spencer, Jr., in full: "I was deeply grieved to learn of the death of your husband, Major Floyd B. Spencer, Jr. Words are inadequate to express the great personal loss you have suffered; however, I would like you to know that your sorrow is shared by a grateful Nation. Your husband died defending the freedom of a gallant people and pursuing the blessing of peace. I sincerely hope time will bring a cherished memory in place of present sorrow. Mrs. Johnson and I shall keep you in our prayers." In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Major Spencer was killed in action in Gia Dinh at the start of the Tet Offensive.

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  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #583 - Ended May 13, 2020

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