Shattuck, S. F., et. al (ed.) / A history of Neenah
The 1940's, pp. 123- PDF (4.5 MB)
THIE 1940'S WAR DEPARTMENT OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY WASHINGTON, D. C. AUGUST 28, 1943 TO THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE NEENAH PAPER COMPANY NEENAH, WISICONSIN THIS IS TO INFORM YOU THAT THE ARMY AND NAVY ARE CONFERRING UPON YOU THE ARMY-NAVY PRODUCTION AWARD FOR GREAT ACCOMPILISHMENT IN THE PRODUCTION OF MATERIALS NEEDED BY OUR ARMED FORCES. THIS AWARD SYMBOLIZES YOUR COUNTRY'S APPRECIATION OF THF ACHIEVEMENT OF EVERY MAN AND WOMAN IN THE NEENAH PAPER COMPANY. I' CONSISTS OF A FLAG TO BE FILOWN ABOVE YOUR PLANT AND A LAPEL, PIN WHICH EACH OF YOU MAY WEAR AS A SIGN OF DISTINGUISHED SERVICE T'O YOUR COUINTRY. I AM CONFIDENT THAT YOUR OU TSTANDING RECORD WVII.!, BRING VICTORY NEARER BY INSPIRING OTHERS TO SIMIILAR HIGH ACHIEVEMENT. SINCEREILY YOURS, (signed) ROBERT P. PATTERSON UNDER SECRETARY OF \VAR Then came the big day, September 25, 1943, when, amid all the pomp and circumstance that could be assembled, Brigadier General J. E. Barzynski made the award to employees and management of the company-an unforgettable occasion, in which the whole community shared, vicariously. Subsequently two additional awards came to Neenah Paper Company. Jx1imber/),-(lark OrganiZes vln Ordnance Departmen! During the early months of 1942 there emerged a new invention that was destined to play an important part in America's war poten- 12-7
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