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Germany, 20 July 1945:
To the Officers and Men of the fighting 69th Infantry Division:
Recorded on these pages is a review of the accomplishments of this Division, of its preparation to fight and its fight against Germany. It is not a complete picture -- many small pictures are missing. They are not forgotten, and as you leaf through these pages they will be recalled to your memory. You have smoothly and efficiently carried out every assigned mission from the day this Division entered the line until V-E Day. Your high esprit and your fighting spirit lived up to every expectation. I extend to you, the Officers and enlisted men of the Fighting 69th Infantry Division my most sincere congratulations and praise for the job well done.
Sincerely, E.F. Reinhardt, Major General U.S. Army, Commanding
United States Army, World War 1939-1945, Regimental histories, 69th Infantry Division
United States Army, "Pictorial history of the 69th Infantry Division, 15 May 1943 to 15 May 1945" (1945). World War Regimental Histories. 192.