Lot 501

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(b. 1946) Forty-third President of the United States whose election was one of the most contentious of all time. Solemn but superb content T.L.S. as President on official White House letterhead, 1p. 8vo., Washington, Oct. 7, 2004, a letter of condolence to the family of Sgt. Jack Taft Hennessy, killed in Iraq: "...I am deeply saddened by the loss of your son, Sergeant Jack Hennessy, USA. Jack's noble service in Operation Iraqi Freedom has helped to preserve the security of our homeland and the freedoms America holds dear. Our Nation will not forget Jack's sacrifice and unselfish dedication in our efforts to make the world more peaceful and more free. We will forever honor his memory...". Boldly signed in thick black ink. Sgt. Hennessy, a squad leader and Designated Platoon Marksman in the 1st Battalion, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, died on Oct. 1, 2004, from small arms fire while manning a checkpoint in Baghdad. Fine, presented in a large frame with a color photograph of President Bush and the Seal of the United States, all set within a royal blue mat with gold piping and trim.

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