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Letter from B. R. (Kirk) Kirklin, M.D., Rochester, Minnesota, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General, 1942

Part of Fred W. Rankin, M.D. Scrapbooks

HhR.E ;R.E¤1 &mr¤r I y` Rocmnusmmm, Mxmumswre c { December 21, IQNZ * __ General Fred N. Rankin Office of the Surgeon General Nar Department {_ · Washington, D.C. § ~ Dear Fred: _ i I I heard a rumor this noon at the University Club that you had been promoted to General and on this afternoon's mail a letter from Colonel Carter confirms » I this fact. I am, therefore, taking this opportunity i to congratulate both you and the Army. I am delighted. , I am not sure, however, that I can be comyletely at ease in the presence of a General on my next trip to ‘ Washington, but I will try. J _ i With kindest regards and best wishes for a y nice holiday season, I am Cordially yours, BRK:op

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