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2 Early Life
3 Military Career
5 Death and Burial
The Japanese Surrender
At the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945, the Canadian Colonel Cosgrave signed the Japanese Peace Document underneath, instead of on, the line for Canada. The Japanese drew attention to the error. General Sutherland leaned over the table and ran two strokes of his pen through the names of the four countries above the misplaced signatures and wrote them in where they belonged. The Japanese then accepted the corrected document.
In 1962, he married Virginia Shaw Root, after the death of his first wife.
Death and Burial
Sutherland died at Walter Reed Medical Center and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. His funeral was held at the Fort Meyer, Virginia chapel on June 29, 1966.