Marshall Mission Files, Lot 54–D270: Telegram

President Chiang Kai-shek to Major General Keller E. Rockey, U. S. M. C., at Tientsin27

47. I am deeply concerned over the attack on the American Marines in Tientsin and have instructed Generals Li Tsung Jen and Cheng Kai Ming to assist you in every way possible in the investigation of this regrettable affair. Please convey to your officers and men my deep sympathy and regret over this loss and suffering of their comrades who were killed and wounded.

Chiang Kai-shek
  1. Sent apparently by Capt. Ernest K. H[orace] Eng of General Marshall’s staff, at Kuling, who was handed the message “by the Generalissimo’s secretary”.