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Alexander Vandegrift signed 2.75" x 5" card. Signed "A.A. Vandegrift" in blue ink. Also included is a TLS from Lieutenant Colonel D.W. Stonecliffe certifying the autograph of Vendegrift has been enclosed.  In fine condition.

James Devereux signed 3" x 5" card. Signed "J.P.S. Devereux" in blue ink. In fine condition.

Alexander Archer Vandegrift (March 13, 1887 – May 8, 1973), was a U.S. Marine Corps four-star general. During World War II, he commanded the 1st Marine Division to victory in its first ground offensive of the war, the Battle of Guadalcanal. For his actions from August 7 to December 9, 1942, during the Solomon Islands campaign, he received the Medal of Honor. Vandegrift later served as the 18th Commandant of the Marine Corps. He was the first four-star general on active duty in the Marine Corps.

James Devereux (February 20, 1903 – August 5, 1988) was a United States Marine Corps general, Navy Cross recipient, and Republican congressman. He was the officer-in-charge (OIC) of the 1st Defense Battalion Detachment during the defense of Wake Island in December 1941. He was captured on Wake Island as a prisoner of war, along with his men, after a 15-day battle with the Japanese. After his release in September 1945, he concluded his military career as a colonel in 1948, whereupon his retirement he was promoted to brigadier general. He later represented the second congressional district of the state of Maryland in the United States House of Representatives for four terms from 1951 to 1959. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election as Governor of Maryland in 1958.

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Auction closed on Thursday, October 12, 2023.

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