General Lyman L. Lemnitzer Typed Letter Signed & Additional Autograph


The lot contains this cover letter, and the illustrated slip of paper with the flag of the Chairman JSC, and another Lemnitzer signature.

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General Lyman L. Lemnitzer Typed Letter Signed.

Typed letter signed by General Lyman L. Lemnitzer, as Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff, on official letterhead, dated 10 October, 1860.  This was written during the last few months of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s presidency.  Lemnitzer was given the position as Chairman JCS a month prior, and the correspondent, Mr. Royal Richardson, requested his signature on a slip of paper with the flag of the Chairman JCS.

General Lemnitzer was assigned to Eisenhower’s staff in WWII, and assisted in the planning of North Africa, and Sicily Invasions.  He, along with a British general, help negotiate surrender with German SS commander Karl Wolfe, of the German military forces in Italy. In 1962, under President John F. Kennedy, Lemnitzer proposed a false flag plan if discrediting the Castro government in Cuba, and would create support for military action on the part of the US military; ultimately rejected by President Kennedy, thus the general lost his position as Chief of JCS, and reassigned.

The two signatures are Lemnitzers’.

Excellent condition.

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Weight .7 lbs