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  • April 25, 1951

    Letter, General James A. Van Fleet to UN Ground Forces in Korea

    General Van Fleet encourages the UN Ground Forces in Korea to continue their fight against “armed communism aggression.”

  • December 15, 1953

    Letter, General James A. Van Fleet to Syngman Rhee

    General James A. Van Fleet writes about charitable activities of the American-Korean Foundation, and issues related to Korean military forces.

  • January 21, 1954

    Letter, General James A. Van Fleet to President Rhee

    General Van Fleet first addresses the two sides of the Asian question. Should the US 1) try to “win back Asia” or 2) face the "reality" of the present conditions and should not recommence fighting in Korea? He advises Rhee to concentrate on expanding the ROK army and to leave reunification matters to the US and the United Nations.

  • February 18, 1954

    Letter, General James A. Van Fleet to Syngman Rhee

    General James A. Van Fleet sends a letter with news including architect I. M. Pei coming to Korea.

  • February 24, 1954

    Letter, General James A. Van Fleet to Syngman Rhee

    General James A. Van Fleet conveys his view on the "building up of native armies in Asia" to resist communist forces.

  • March 06, 1954

    Letter, James A. Van Fleet to President Syngman Rhee

    General Van Fleet addresses his concern for the Far East. While some Americans are calling for US withdrawal from South Korea, he insists that the US has a “morale and a material obligation” in the Peninsula.

  • March 18, 1954

    Letter, General James A. Van Fleet to General Bruce C. Clarke

    General James A. Van Fleet responds to an invitation to attend a ceremony marking the turning over of operational control to Korean forces and General Paik Sun Yup.

  • March 20, 1954

    Letter, General James A. Van Fleet to Syngman Rhee

    General James A. Van Fleet send thank you letter for his birthday present.

  • March 23, 1954

    Letter, General James A. Van Fleet to Syngman Rhee

    General James A. Van Fleet shows willingness to accept a position such as Ambassador in South Korea if it is offered. He also recommends General Christenberry as a executive director.

  • March 25, 1954

    Cable, General James A. Van Fleet to Syngman Rhee

    Birthday greeting from General James A. Van Fleet to Syngman Rhee

  • June 08, 1954

    Message, General James A. Van Fleet to Commanding General of US Eighth Army

    General James A. Van Fleet sends a message to inform that he arranged for another manager for the Bando Hotel.

  • August 26, 1954

    Letter, General James A. Van Fleet to Syngman Rhee

    After the Korean War, General Van Fleet informs President Rhee that U.S. will bear the cost of rebuilding Korean military forces in order to facilitate the withdrawal of American troops from the Korean Peninsula in the future.