Charleston, SC: January 31, 1964. Two items: Typed Letter Signed, 1 p. 4to addressed to an Ernest Schwartz of Ardmore Junior High School confirming the inclusion of having signed stamp covers. Usual mail folds, light fade mark to left center. Printed on The Citadel Stationary. Also included is a 4" x 5" B&W photo, signed in blue ink across the chest: "To Michael Schwartz / With Best Wishes / Mark W. Clark"
GEN Mark W. Clark (1896 - 1984) was the youngest 4-Star General in WWII and also served in WWI and Korea. Graduating two years behind Eisenhower at West Point, the two had close camaraderie at the Academy which lasted throughout Clark's career. He commanded the landings at Salerno and Anzio against the forces of German Gen. Kesselring. Some of his tactical decisions, including the bombing of Monte Cassino and the crossing of Rapido River were questioned by both soldiers and politicians, however he survived a deliberative inquiry. After his retirement, Clark was the President of The Citadel from 1954 - 65. Both in fine condition. Item #2147
"The Communist enemy is a voracious beast. The more he is given, the hungrier he becomes. And as long as we of the free nations continue to lead from fear, to react from fright, he will be a well-fed enemy." - Mark W. Clark.