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Commendation of Brigadier General E. W. Timberlake, 25 July 1944

HEADQUARTERS 49TH ANTIAIRCRAFT ARTILLERY BRIGADE
APO 230 "Somewhere in France" 25 July 1944. SUBJECT: Commendation on Performance of Duty as Battalion Commander in Normandy Beachhead. TO: Lt. Col. John B. Terrill Jr. Commanding Officer, 225th AAA S/L Bn. (SM) APO 654, United States Army. The 225th AAA S/L Battalion has been detached from the 49th AA Brigade. I accept its change of status with sincere regret, but realizing my loss is another commander's gain, I want to wish you good luck, good shooting, and to express my hope that we will serve again together. I am taking this opportunity to tell you personally, and in black and white, that I am deeply grateful for your loyal support of my policies and for your aggressive, resourceful, and capable leadership in making our AAA defense of the Normandy Beachhead impregnable. You have performed every mission assigned by this Brigade in a superior manner, and must have the inner satisfaction of a job well done when the chips were down. /s/ E. W. Timberlake /t/ E. W. Timberlake Brigadier General, U.S.A. Commanding
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