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"7 HE.DlC:TEPR. FOUFTH :'uTjRIZED D.TVISION
SOffjce o the Ccr..:'ar.i r.g G. ral
Camp Gordon, Georgia,
April 11, 19L2.
Colonel James A. Van Fleet,
Eighth United States Inrfantry, ,
SCamp Gordon, Georgia. /O
Dear Colonel Van Fleet:
The Eighth Infantry "As W!e See It" is a most attractive and interesting
booklet. I wish to tha sk you for the copy yv.'ich you have giv-n me.
It reflects the fine spirit which is so ty-ical :f your regiment.
I feel certain that our entire division subscribes *.;'hole heart-edly to the final
words of the book, "Victory may nC.L be soon, Nor .,,ay it be easy, But Victory we
must--and will have.. So. help us God!
iMay the proud coat of arts of your regiment soon include a broken
swastika and a smeared riing sun!
FRED C. 'IALLACE,
i.lajor General, U. S. Army,
.To the Officers and Men of the Regiriment:-
This highly complimentary letter of the Comr.anding Genernl, his eager.
Sd-sire for added symbols of :glory to :.ur Regimental Insignia, is another
challenge to be met, another trust to be fulfilled by this Regiment. I know
that every man of 'thi- Regiment is res',l't.' to. do his part in ,',ding to the cost
of arms of the Regiment a broken swastika to the broken cl-ew a "risin- sun"-:
c-clips.zd by American valor.
It is apparent that you, by s-.rious attention and a,:plication to
training, are pr,-rarin,- for the job.
J. A. VAN FLEET,
S- 'Colonel, 3th Infantry,
S ':T -.,, Commandin,.
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