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To Major General Hugh A. Drum
October 1, 1936 [Chicago, Illinois]
I received your radio of congratulations and replied by the same means, but want you to know I deeply appreciate your congratulations and the promptness with which they were dispatched.
I have just been notified this morning that I go to Vancouver Barracks, Washington.1 I welcome this in place of the desk, which I had feared; and I am very glad to have an opportunity to live in the beautiful Northwest.
With affectionate regards,
Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Illinois National Guard, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.
Document Format: Typed letter.
1. Marshall was relieved from duty as senior instructor with the Illinois National Guard on October 5, 1936, and prepared to move to Vancouver Barracks, Washington, to assume command of the Fifth Brigade.
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. 509.