The George C. Marshall Papers

Introduction To Following Documents

WHILE his letter of August 31 bounced back and forth between Southwestern Division headquarters in Oklahoma City and Texas Department headquarters in San Antonio, Marshall became incensed at the “dyed-in-the-wool spirit of the commissary staff.” (Marshall to Major General G. V. H. Moseley, September 9, 1938, GCMRL/G. C. Marshall Papers [Pentagon Office, Selected].) Hardly had he completed “the hardest service I ever had in the army” (Marshall Interviews, p. 144), when his honor seemed to have been impugned. The following is Marshall’s handwritten tenth indorsement to his own letter. ☆