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Letter from John J. Curley (Dr. J. J. Curley), Leominster, Massachusetts, Major, Medical Corps, Camp Patrick Henry, Newport News, Virginia, to Fred W. Rankin, M.D., congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General, 1942

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