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To Major General Roy D. Keehn
July 13, 1938 [Washington, D.C.]
I got a great deal of satisfaction out of seeing you in Chicago the other day, and appreciated tremendously the fine reception you gave me. Increasingly I am looking back to my service with you and with the Illinois National Guard as one of the most instructive and valuable military experiences I have had, and one of the most agreeable in its human relations. I am quite serious about this, for I feel more and more, as I see what is going on, that, one way or another, we developed expeditious, economical, and effective methods of doing things that should in time have a far-reaching effect.
I was much concerned to hear what you had to tell me about your own affairs, and worried over your difficulties and prospects. I do hope that after all these knocks and bumps, you will straighten out into the stretch and have the breaks your way for the remaining innings.
I told Mrs. Marshall on the train of seeing you and she charged me to be sure and give you her affectionate regards. She is enjoying cool breezes up at Fire Island, while I am sweltering here in a climate of LaSalle Street.
With affectionate regards,
Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Pentagon Office Collection, Selected Materials, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.
Document Format: Typed letter.
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. 613.