Cat.No: 304996 Invitation card with envelope addressed in ink holograph (to Wilson at "Coastal Force - VNN Headquarters). Major Merle G. Wilson, recipient.

Invitation card with envelope addressed in ink holograph (to Wilson at "Coastal Force - VNN Headquarters)

no city, Vietnam. military printer, uncredited, July 6 1965. Ephemera. Plain printed 4x5.5 inch cardstock (recto; verso is blank) notice bearing the yellow-and-red letterhead of Vietnam's navy: bears printed name of ranking officer & staff (RSVP), requesting "the pleasure of the company of" with Wilson's name &c &c completed in holograph, the dress to be "Tropical White Long". Inserted in typescript is the name and rank of a new deputy commander. This card is clean and sound, while the envelope is smudged & stained with a turn to its flap-point. An artifact of the war in good to very good shape.

The American major (a liaison... not US Navy, probably Army, or even CIA) to witness, ratify and impress the new deputy with the seriousness of deputy's new appointment. We googled the major's title ("Ground Defense Advisor") and found several leads, most especially under sub-head "Naval Advisors in Vietnam"

Cat.No: 304996

Price: $20.00