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To Major John S. Winslow
March 19, 1937 Vancouver Barracks, Washington
I have just received your interesting letter of February 18, and appreciate your giving me so many interesting details. The clipping from the “Times” was especially interesting to me.
In a letter the other day to General Craig, I made some comment on our effort to modernize our infantry drill, but I don’t think he got the point I was trying to make.1
I was off in the hospital in San Francisco for 5 weeks, having an operation which had been due since July. I am back for duty now, feeling fine, and about 12 pounds heavier than when you last saw me.
I have just received a fine horse from Fort Riley which will add a great deal to our pleasure out here.
We are charmed out here and have the loveliest set of quarters I have seen in the Army, along with a rose garden of 65 varieties and about 200 plants.
My warmest regards to you both. Tell your wife that the spring flowers are in bloom here and skiing is active on Mt. Hood, an hour and 30 minutes drive distant from here.
Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Vancouver Barracks, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.
Document Format: Typed letter.
1. No copy of this letter has been found in the Marshall papers.
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. 523.