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Shattuck, S. F., et. al (ed.) / A history of Neenah
(1958)

The 1940's,   pp. 123-[142] PDF (4.5 MB)


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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-
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