Letter - Hartle to Marvin Turner, 1942
Headquarters United States Army Northern Ireland Forces
May 1, 1942
Marvin Turner, Esq., and the Employees of the Fairchild Aircraft Corporation Hagerstown, Maryland U. S. A.
My dear friends:
About one month ago, I received by cable the sum of $529 from Mr. Pat McGuire and Directors. At that time, I acknowledged to him by return cable the receipt of same, but was unaware, until his letter arrived today, of the participants in this fund. To learn that you, Mr. Turner, from the proceeds of your restaurant, and the employees of the Fairchild Aircraft Corporation, that outstanding contributor to our National offense effort, to labor contentment and to the progress of our hometown, have provided the bulk of this fund, was, indeed, pleasing and inspiring.
There can be no question about the fate of the Nation so long as it is represented by the type of personnel symbolised by your good deeds and by those of my command.
The latter join me in ay utmost appreciation of the thought behind this contribution and in my thanks for the contribution itself. As I told Pat McGuire in my above-mentioned cable,
"It shall be used for baseball, not cricket".
With my kindest personal regards, I remain
R. P. HARTLE
Major General, USA Commanding
Washington County Free Library
Western Maryland Room, Washington County Free Library
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