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Document Details


Title: Robert L. Richstatter
Local code: AFC/2001/001/2860
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress
Collection: Veterans History Project
Description: Robert Richstatter's official job title - Chief Administrative Officer of the Office of the Commander in Chief of Far East Command and United Nations Command-Korea - could be shortened to something more dramatic: Douglas MacArthur's personal secretary. From 1948 until 1951, when President Truman relieved the general of his command, Richstatter handled MacArthur's correspondence and filing, first in occupied Japan and then in Korea. Not everyone liked "the General," Richstatter admits, but he did, claiming that with MacArthur you always knew where you stood.
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Speaker: Richstatter, Robert L., 1921-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1921
Speaker place of birth: Saint Marys, KS; Kansas; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Military personnel
Document date: Undated
Interviewer: Kent, Judith
People discussed: Douglas Macarthur; Macarthur, Douglas, 1880-1964
Historical events discussed: Korean Conflict, 1950-1953; World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: Africa; Asia; Austria; Europe; Germany; Italy; Japan; Korea; North Africa; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Africa; Asia; Austria; Command of troops; Douglas Macarthur; Europe; Germany; Italy; Japan; Korea; Korean Conflict, 1950-1953; Korean War, 1950-1953--Veterans; Macarthur, Douglas, 1880-1964; North Africa; North America; Oral history; United States; United States--Armed Forces; World War II, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945--Veterans
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0025871-27800