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MacArthur, Douglas (1880-1964) to Mary Cushman

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05508.173 Author/Creator: MacArthur, Douglas (1880-1964) Place Written: Tokyo, Japan Type: Typed letter Date: 24 October 1950 Pagination: 1 p. : envelope ; 26.7 x 20.3 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05508.173 Author/Creator: MacArthur, Douglas (1880-1964) Place Written: Tokyo, Japan Type: Typed letter Date: 24 October 1950 Pagination: 1 p. : envelope ; 26.7 x 20.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Writing from his office in the General Headquarters, United Nations Command, MacArthur, as commander-in-chief of the United Nations Command, offers condolence on the death of Mary Cushman's son in the Korean War. He praises devotion to duty and defending peace-loving people, and suggests reliance on faith as way to withstand the grief of death.

Full Transcript: GENERAL HEADQUARTERS
UNITED NATIONS COMMAND
OFFICE OF THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF


24 October 1950

Dear Mrs. Cushman:

The untimely and tragic loss of your son, Donald, who met his death on the fiield of ...battle in Korea, has shocked all of us deeply. Some measure of comfort may be derived from the knowledge that he died in the service of his country and in the defense of a peace-loving
people.

I am confident that his devotion to duty, at the cost of all he held dear, will hasten the day when ruthless aggression shall disappear from the face of the earth and free men everywhere will live together in peace and harmony.

Our faith enables us to withstand the shock and grief of death. It is my earnest prayer that Almighty God will sustain and strengthen you in this hour of trial. While the loss of your beloved one will be a hardship, we know that no life is really lost for those who have faith in God.

Sincerely yours,

Douglas Mac Arthur
DOUGLAS MacARTHUR


Mrs. Mary C. Cushman
67 Elm Street
Bangor, Maine
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Mrs. Mary C. Cushman
67 Elm Street
Bangor, Maine
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People: MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964
Cushman, Mary C., fl. 1950
Cushman, Donald, fl. 1950

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: Korean WarMilitary HistoryDeathWomen's HistoryUnited NationsAsiaReligion

Sub Era: Postwar Politics and the Cold War

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