Richard Rodgers wrote:
I can't tell you how many days ... morning after morning ... I would arrive to work at 0600 hours in the morning as a soldier to be greeted by this man. His picture was prominently posted in a frame on the wall in the hallway of my office with the rest of my chain of command. It's great to have this patriot aboard on our petition. Great job on getting his signature Dave! I am having flashbacks to the day when I was a butter bar lieutenant in Germany and this man was my boss!
As I recall Wickham was vbery much liked by the troops during his tenure as CoS. Your recollection reinforces what i had always heard.
Incidentally, I think in my original post I mentioned I had to write him three times to get his endorsement. He attached a separate note and stated he never recieved any of my previous correspondance. That makes sense as I did not have his apartment number at the time so I simply put his street address on the envelope without it and sent it anyway.
Interestingly, they were never 'returned to sender', so I had no idea he never recieved them; and we wonder why the postal service is going broke! Go figure!