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
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
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