HEADQUARTERS 49TH ANTIAIRCRAFT ARTILLERY BRIGADE
"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
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.