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In a letter to a former POW, President Truman evokes his diary entry the day he decided to fire Gen. Douglas MacArthur when he wrote that the ?Big General in the Far East must be recalled.?
Typed Letter Signed ?Harry S. Truman? as President, one page, 7? x 8.75?. On pale green woven linen White House stationery. Washington, July 25, 1951. To Winton K. Sexton, Clerk, Cass County Circuit Court, Harrisonville, Missouri. Fine condition. With original White House envelope.On April 11, 1951, President Truman announced, in part, ?With deep regret I have concluded that General of the Army Douglas MacArthur is unable to give his wholehearted support to the policies of the United States Government and of the United Nations in matters pertaining to his official duties ... I have, therefore, relieved General MacArthur of his commands...? Five days earlier, on April 6, 1951, reacting to Republican House Minority Leader Joseph Martin?s reading on the floor of the House a letter he had received from Gen. MacArthur favoring an attack on the Chinese mainland which the President opposed, Truman wrote in his diary, in part, ?MacArthur shoots another political bomb through Joe Martin ... Thi
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