Partly-printed DS, signed “Theodore Roosevelt” as president and “Wm. H. Taft” as secretary of war, one page, 20 x 15, May 2, 1907. President Roosevelt appoints Donald C. Cubbison as "First Lieutenant in the Artillery Corps in the service of the United States." Prominently signed at the conclusion by President Roosevelt and countersigned by Secretary of War William H. Taft. The blue War Office seal affixed to the lower left remains intact. In very good condition, with overall toning, overall creasing, and scattered small stains. Cubbison would go on to receive the Army Distinguished Service Medal for his exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services during World War I. The citation noted that 'by his great energy, sound judgment, marked ability, and high professional attainments he contributed materially to the successes achieved against the enemy, rendering invaluable services to the American Expeditionary Forces.'
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