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Description: This one-of-a-kind, hand-made booklet was given to Colonel Edward Roth, Jr. in December of 1942 when he transferred out of his post as Chief of Staff, Sixth Service Command. It is signed by the officers of his command, and includes a note on inside of front cover ("With my very best wishes") and the signature of Major General Henry S. Aurand. 

The booklet is 8" x 6" and is bound with red cord through two holes on the left side edge. On the front cover is a hand-colored red, white, and blue shield with a real photo of Col. Roth pasted on. Front and back covers covered in clear acetate, 8 pages of stiff card stock, deckle edges, with signatures covering each page. First page has a printed three paragraph dedication to the Colonel wishing him "good luck in your future assignment."  

Maj. Gen. Aurand has signed and inscribed inside the front cover. In 1917, Aurand helped design and supervise construction of the new proving ground at Aberdeen. What distinguished Aurand’s career, however, was his work in the Ordance Corps – work that still influences military logistics today. 

Condition: Covers soiled and toned, back cover has glue residue from being in a scrapbook, interior pages lightly soiled from handling. Overall, very good.