Green Beret Heraldry

Kennedy to Yarborough 1961

FM PRESUS 

THE WHITE HOUSE WASH DC


TO CG FT BRAGG


DA GRNC


BT


UNCLAS CITE WH670-61 FOR 

BRIGADIER GENERAL WILLIAM P. YARBOROUGH, 

COMMANDING GENERAL U.S. ARMY SPECIAL WARFARE CENTER 

FORT BRAGG, N.C. 

MY CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU PERSONALLY FOR YOUR PART IN THE PRESENTATION TODAY AT FORT BRAGG, AND ESPECIALLY FOR THE IMAGINATION AS WELL AS THE PRECISION WHICH YOUR DIRECTION GAVE TO A DIFFICULT SUBJECT. 

I CAME AWAY WITH A NEW APPRECIATION OF YOUR MISSION AND ENTHUSIASM FOR ITS PERFORMANCE. 

I KNOW THAT YOU AND YOUR MEN NOT ONLY SERVE AS GOOD INSTRUCTORS, BUT AS AN INSPIRATION TO THE ALLIED OFFICERS WHO ATTEND YOUR SCHOOL. 

PLEASE CONVEY MY CONGRATULATIONS AND MY APPRECIATION TO ALL OF THE MEN WHO TOOK PART. 

THE CHALLENGE OF THIS OLD BUT NEW FORM OF OPERATIONS IS A REAL ONE AND I KNOW THAT YOU AND THE MEMBERS OF YOUR COMMAND WILL CARRY ON FOR US AND THE FREE WORLD IN A MANNER WHICH IS BOTH WORTHY AND INSPIRING. 

I AM SURE THAT THE GREEN BERET WILL BE A MARK OF DISTINCTION IN THE TRYING TIMES AHEAD.


JOHN F. KENNEDY


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CFN WH670-61
13/0259Z RUEPWW

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