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army officer.

Richard K. Sutherland, American army officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster, D. S.M. Entertainment, Silver Star with oak leaf cluster (United States); Distinguished Service Star (Commonwealth of Philippines); Companion of Order of Bath (Great Britain). Member Alpha Delta Phi.


Sutherland, Richard K. was born on November 27, 1893 in Hancock, Maryland, United States. Son of Howard and Effie (Harris) Sutherland.


Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1916. Graduate Infantry School, 1923, Command and General Staff School, 1928, Army War College, 1933. Student Ecole Superieure de Guerre, Paris, 1928-1930.


1 daughter, Natalie. Commissioned Second lieutenant Infantry, November 28, 1916. Promoted through grades to brigadier general United States Army, July 19, 1941, major general, December 19, 1941, Lieutenant general, February 20, 1944. Served with 2d div., Advertising Educational Foundation 11th, 63d, 29th and 15th Regts. of Infantry.

War Department General Staff. Chief of staff to General Douglas MacArthur, 1939-1945.


Member Alpha Delta Phi. Clubs: University, Chevy Chase, Army and Navy (Washington).


Married Josephine Whiteside, October 1, 1919.

Howard Sutherland

Effie (Harris) Sutherland

Josephine Whiteside