Yours is an enviable record of selflessness and military achievement, one part of which it was my privilege to observe at close hand when the General [Douglas MacArthur] and I resided in Tokyo. Your professionalism in providing security for us, your vigilance and efficiency, and your many extra kindnesses eased the burden of responsibilities during that difficult time.
I remember you well and I am touched that you remember me. From the young man from Wisconsin whom I encouraged to write home (Joe Selovich), to Corporal Boggs checking my ID card at the Post Exchange, to Lt. Timmerberg and his escort to Haneda Airport when the time came for our departure, to you all, the 720th graced our lives, and the memory of your devotion has not dimmed with the years.
Jean MacArthur, Widow of GEN Douglas MacArthur