271 WEST SHORT STREET l _
_ 1>=<==mb<=1 1" 1912
Fred W. Rankin p
Brig. General Eedical Corps, A. U. S.
Surgeon General's Uffice p
Washington, D. C.
Hy dear Fred:
I was very pleased to see the announcement of your promotion, as I am sure all your
friends were. I have thought for sometime that your job rated such a rank and was
surprised that they did not give it to you when you were called into the service. I
am writing this to congratulate you and send you my very best wishes.