JOHN F. KENNEDY
(1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the United States. Kennedy faced-down the Kruschev during the Cuban Missile Crisis, re-invigorated NASA, and signed the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. Assassinated November 1963 by Lee Harvey Oswald. A LETTER TO WAR HERO, GEN. OMAR BRADLEY Superb content and association T.L.S. as President, 1p. 8vo., Washington, June 28, 1961, to General Omar Bradley, thanking the five-star general for his services and for the report sent to him while serving as chairman of the board of visitors to the United States Military Academy. In part: "...I would like to thank you as the elected Chairman of the Board of Visitors to the United States Military Academy for your services and the fine Report that has been forwarded to me by the Superintendent. I have instructed the Secretary of the Army to study the Report with a view to initiating such action in carrying out the Board's recommendations as may be feasible. As you are one of the Academy's most distinguished graduates, I am sure that your appraisal included the devoted interest of an alumnus, as well as a careful evaluation of the Academy's future contribution to the needs of our nation. I sincerely appreciate the time and effort you gave to this mission...". Fine condition. Very nicely double-matted in royal blue and beige cloth with a color photo, all set into a gilt wood frame. Bradley, the "G.I.'s General" and George Patton's superior, was a leading commander in North Africa and Europe. Some (erroneously) claim that it was Bradley who first declared "Ask not what your country can do for youâ€¦", when in actuality Kennedy most likely "borrowed" the phrase from Cicero or Juvenal.