new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
Julian Smith to Harriotte Smith Letter, 14 November 1943, Page 1 of 2 | by Archives Branch, USMC History Division
Back to photostream

Julian Smith to Harriotte Smith Letter, 14 November 1943, Page 1 of 2

General Julian C. Smith wrote this letter to his wife, Harriotte "Happy" Smith while he was Commanding General of the 2d Marine Division.

 

"At Sea Nov. 14

Sweetheart:

Just another little note to tell you how much I love you. You are the best wife any man ever had.

If it were not for you I wouldn't be here in Command of this division. What ever I have done or will do in the future will be because you helped me and inspired me when I was sick and discouraged. You are entitled to the big share of any success I have achieved or may achieve."

 

From the Julian C. Smith Collection (COLL/202) at the Marine Corps Archives and Special Collections

 

OFFICIAL USMC PHOTOGRAPH

5,233 views
0 faves
1 comment
Taken on November 14, 1943