WAR DEPARTMENT
THE CHIEF OF STAFF
WASHINGTON

18 January 1946

Dear General Doe:

I appreciate your thoughtfulness and that of the officers and men of the 41st Division in sending me the Japanese sword taken by your Division in the Kure-Hiroshima area of Japan.

I am aware of the splendid performance of the 41st Division and, having served as Chief of Staff of the IX Corps when the 41st was undergoing its training under that headquarters, I am proud of its accomplishments.

                                                                                                                 Sincerely,

                                                                                                                 IKE EISENHOWER