Gaffey, Hugh J. (1895-1946) to Renee Stockdale re: news that Patton will be crippled from car accident
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Conveying a surgeon's opinion that Patton would survive the injuries suffered in a car accident, although without the ability to walk. Gaffey writes in part "It seems unfair that a man who had gone through as much as he had during the war should be crippled by a silly automobile accident." Patton died three days after the date of this letter. Signed "Hap"
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