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(1890 - 1969) 34th President of the United States, Supreme Commander of Allied forces in Europe during World War II and largely responsible for the successful invasion on D-Day. T.L.S. "D.E." as President, 1p. 8vo. on his personal White House letterhead, [Washington], Oct. 15, 1960 to his former aide-de-camp during the Second World War, Col. Ernest R. "Tex" Lee. The soon to be former-President thanks Lee and his family for "...your individual thought of me on my birthday anniversary. I managed to get a way to Gettysburg in the middle of the afternoon and there we had a quiet, family celebration of the kind I like best..." In a short postscript, he sends his thanks to Lee's son, Bill "...particularly for the gift he made in my name to the Boy Scout Tribute Fund..." Usual folds, else fine condition.

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