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To Major General Frank R. McCoy
July 1, 1929 Fort Benning, Georgia
My dear General:
Please accept as very sincere and genuine my congratulations on your promotion.1 No one is more pleased, not even Mrs. McCoy, than I am that you should at last receive this recognition for your years of remarkably efficient service. I am so glad the President chose to pay you the unusual compliment of publicly recommending you to the Secretary of War.
For years I have held you out as a standard of how to combine high efficiency with equal tact in the performance of military duties.
With affectionate regards,
G. C. Marshall, Jr.
Document Copy Text Source: Frank R. McCoy Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Document Format: Handwritten letter signed.
1. Effective September 4, 1929, McCoy was promoted to major general and given command of the Fourth Corps Area, with headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. This command area included Fort Benning.
Recommended Citation: The Papers 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. 344.