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MacArthur, Douglas (1880-1964) to Mary Cushman

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

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.

People: United Nations Command--Commander-in-Chief (1950-1951 : MacArthur)
MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964.
Cushman, Mary C.
Cushman, Donald

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Keywords/Subjects: Korean War, Military History, Death, Women's History, United Nations, Asia, Religion

Sub Era: Postwar Politics and the Origins of the Cold War The Fifties