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J. D. SALINGER Remarkable 1989 typed letter to his division commander in World War II, signed as "Jerry Salinger," sharing with Colonel Reeder the type of personal information - including a past encounter with baseball Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk - which Salinger usually concealed so zealously. Typed Letter signed: "Jerry Salinger", 1 page, 8½x11. Cornish, New Hampshire, 1989 November 16. To "Dear Colonel Red", in full: "Hearing from Red Rider (your Fourth Division sobriquet, as it reached me anyway - 'Hey, did you hear Red Rider got hit.') Hearing from Red Rider may just possibly be my second and last claim to bonafide and hitchless fame, the other probably claim dating back some twenty years, when one of the three or four young guys who poured the new foundation for my new house went on to catch beautifully and almost without end for the Red Sox: one Carlton Fisk. I thank you so much for your letter, Colonel Red. And I thank you greatly for the invitation to drop by in 1990. I don't think I will be able to do that, because I'm doing my best, these days, to stay put; the better, at least theoretically, to hold concentration and see what I can do about finishing up things on and over and even under my desk. It is for me, though, a quite wonderful and bracing thought to keep in mind that I have an invitation to sit down and talk, dine, with Colonel Red Reeder and his lady. The thought isn't likely to slip away and out of mind. I do most solemnly agree with you that those old years touched our lives deeply. The 12th Infantry, the Fourth Division itself ... I liked your letter to the editor of American Heritage very much. Mrs. Campion thought to send it along to me. A salute, and very best wishes, Colonel". Normal mailing folds. Fine condition. Accompanied by original mailing envelope with typed address of Col. R. P. Reeder, Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, and bearing... For more information contact HistoryForSale. DOCUMENT 283734

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