Signed First Day Cover. AFRICAN-AMERICAN MILITARY LEADERS.

Signed First Day Cover

Washington, D.C. 1971. unbound. Very attractive 1971 First Day Cover honoring World War II frontline reporter Ernie Pyle, who was killed in action in 1945, boldly signed by Benjamin O. Davis (the first African-American Air Force General and Commander of the World War II Tuskegee Airmen), Colin L. Powell (the first African-American Secretary of State and retired four-star general), and Samuel Gravely Jr. (the first African-American in the United States Navy to serve aboard a fighting ship as an officer, retiring as a Vice-admiral). The signatures of Davis and Gravely include the highest rank they achieved at retirement. The envelope measures 3.75 x 6.5 inches and was postmarked in Washington, D.C. on May 7, 1971. Fine condition.

Price: $200.00

Item #253443