FLOYD GIBBONS SIGNED LETTER , "Floyd Gibbons", 6.5 x 8, on personal letterhead, by WWI war correspondent and radio commentator, to a fan of his radio talk show. In fine condition.
Floyd Gibbons (1887-1939) was a war correspondent and radio commentator. He earned fame from his reporting of World War I, including a first-hand account of the sinking of the merchant ship Laconia by a German U-Boat and a much-quoted account of U.S. Marines in combat at Belleau Wood. In that battle Gibbons was wounded several times and lost his eye. He wrote a biography of "the Red Baron" von Richthofen (1927) and a novel of future war The Red Napoleon (1936), both of which remain in print.