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To Cadet Walter S. Grant, Jr.1
January 6, 1930 Fort Benning, Georgia
I appreciated your remembering me with a Xmas card. Thank you for the thought.
I saw a class mate of yours at a dance here. He said he lived near you, and in an old room of mine.
I hope your work goes well and that you are in good spirits. Of course January and February are the blue sour months at school and require a little of the philosophical attitude. Saw wood and exercise—and don’t sit on the radiator and grouse.
G. C. Marshall, Jr.
Document Copy Text Source: Walter S. Grant, Jr. Papers, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.
Document Format: Handwritten letter signed.
1. Young Grant, son of Marshall’s wartime comrade, was a first-year man (“rat”) at the Virginia Military Institute.
Recommended Citation: ThePapers of George Catlett Marshall, ed.Larry I. Bland and Sharon Ritenour Stevens(Lexington, Va.: The George C. Marshall Foundation, 1981- ). Electronic version based on The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, vol. 1, “The Soldierly Spirit,” December 1880-June 1939 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1981), p. 349.