Washington DC: Original Letter, 1983. Original Letter. Single Sheet. 7 X 9 Inches. Near Fine. Item #1395
Typed Letter Signed (TLS) by Charles A. Gabriel, General, USAF Chief of Staff. Letter dated May 9, 1983. On official "Chief of Staff - United States Air Force" stationery. Unfolded.
In part: "One of the greatest gifts that a father can give to his sons is an appreciation for their heritage and the motivation to carry on the traditions that have made our nation great... you share a common responsibility with your fellow citizens -- the responsibility to preserve and protect our free and democratic way of life."
General Charles Alvin Gabriel (1928 - 2003) was a noted pilot in Korea and Vietnam. He flew over 140 mission in Vietnam alone. He was the 11th Chief of Staff of the US Air Force and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.