John J. Pershing 1928 Typed Letter Signed – To American Legion National Commander


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American army officer (1860–1948) who was Commander of the American Expeditionary Forces in Europe during World War I and one of the most celebrated soldiers in American history.

Typed letter signed John J. Pershing”, September 15, 1928, “John J. Pershing / Washington” stationery, 7.25×10.5, to Edward Spafford as National Commander of The American Legion, in full:

I can not tell you the pleasure that came to me with the receipt of your letter conveying birthday greetings in the name of The American Legion, nor can I tell you how much I appreciate this thought of me.  Such sentiments from my comrades of the Legion touch me deeply, and I can only ask that you accept for them my heartfelt thanks and affectionate good wishes.

Mailing folds, some folds at corners, else fine.

Edward Spafford, a career military man originally from Vermont, was elected National Commander of The American Legion, at the National Convention held in Paris, France on September 22, 1927.