August 31, 2016

"Welcome to U.S.A.!"

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Atlantic Ocean, July 2, 1949. This is the last newletter the General Howze issued prior to docking in New York City. My friend Kris's Uncle Al did the artwork and hand lettering for the piece.

Thanks to Kris for making this document available to us.

1 comment:

edutcher said...

Must have been an Army transport, as they are usually named for Army personnel.

The Howze family is particularly distinguished. The father, Robert, was a Medal of Honor winner in the Indian Wars and served through WWI, and presided over the court martial of Billy Mitchell. His son, Hamilton, was a tank commander in Italy during WWII and developed the concept of Heli-borne mobility.