Unit Commendation Letter

To Company C, 543rd Engineer Shore and Boat Regiment

20 August, 1945

Letter to unit from Corps commander praising their efforts during the Mindanao Landings. The full text reads as follows;

HEADQUARTERS X CORPS

Office of the Commanding General

United States Army

COMMANDING OFFICER, COMPANY c, 543d ENGINEER

BOAT & SHORE REGIMENT

       It affords me sincere pleasure to extend to the officers and men of your organization my deepest gratitutude and appreciation of their achievement in the successful operations on MINDANAO, PHILLIPPINE ISLANDS.

       Your troops have displayed the highest degree of gallantry, skill, tenacity and fortitude in fighting a resourceful and determined enemy under adverse conditions of weather and on exceedingly difficult terrain. The loyalty and devotion to duty exhibited by your men and the highly effective results they have obtained in the execution of their missions, demonstrate the splendid fighting spirit and courage of the American soldier.

F. C. SIBERT

Major General, U.S. Army

Commanding

20 August 1945

----- Oliver R Smith, Coxswain

orlesmith@lasercom. net

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