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Note from Secretary Rumsfeld

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
From: "Emily Matthews" <>
Date: Sep 20, 2017 8:34 AM
Subject: A Note from Don Rumsfeld
To: "" <>
Cc: "Remley Johnson" <>

          September 20, 2017



TO:              Ezra Friedlander


FROM:        Don Rumsfeld


Dear Mr. Friedlander,


Thank you so much for organizing the recent dinner which I was privileged to attend.


I certainly agree with you that Anwar Sadat would be a most appropriate recipient of the Congressional Gold Medal.  I looked over the list of people who have received the Medal in the past and I have no doubt but that they would strongly support adding Anwar Sadat to that list. I also am confident that the gentlemen in the delegation to Nasser’s funeral, when we first met the then-Acting President Anwar Sadat, Mr. John McCloy and Mr. Robert Murphy, would be equally enthusiastic about the Congressional Gold Medal being awarded to Anwar Sadat.


Thank you for including me.








Emily Matthews

Office of Donald Rumsfeld

Office: (202)-944-1300

Mobile: (770)-313-6492

A bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Anwar Sadat in recognition of his heroic achievements and courageous contributions to peace in the Middle East.
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