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  Douglas MacArthur - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
MacArthur was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on the northwest upper floor of The Tower Building of the Little Rock Arsenal.
MacArthur spent the remainder of his life quietly in New York, except for a spectacular "sentimental journey" to the Philippines in 1961, when he was decorated by President Carlos P. Garcia with the Philippine Legion of Honor, rank of Chief Commander.
MacArthur and his second wife, Jean Faircloth, are buried together in downtown Norfolk, Virginia; their burial site is in a small museum dedicated to his memory, and there is a major shopping mall named for him across the street from the burial site.
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 The World at War: Douglas Macarthur
General Douglas MacArthur, the former Chief-of-Staff of the U.S. Army, "rose" to the rank of Field Marshal when he became Commander-in-Chief of the new "Army of the Philippines." This army was being created as a part of the preparations for this U.S. Territory to become an independent commonwealth.
MacArthur has been widely criticized, not so much for losing the islands to the Japanese (all pre-war U.S. plans had assumed that the islands would fall unless the Pacific Fleet rescued them promptly), but for blunders that made the Japanese conquest much easier, and for not surrendering with his men.
MacArthur could argue that the supply lines to Australia had to be kept open in any event, unless the Allies were ready to abandon Australia to the Japanese.
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 The American Experience | MacArthur | People & Events | General Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964)
General Arthur MacArthur -- back from the Philippines, where he had helped defeat the Spanish and served as military governor -- looked on proudly as his son graduated first in the class of 1903.
Although disappointed, MacArthur was glad to be back in his beloved islands; Louise, used to the glamorous society of cities like New York and Paris, was not pleased.
Although MacArthur's path through the dense jungles of New Guinea was hardly imagined in the initial war plans, his singleminded drive and resourcefulness made it one of the two prongs in the Allied drive to roll back the Japanese.
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 Douglas MacArthur -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
MacArthur was born in (The state capital and largest city of Arkansas in the central part of Arkansas on the Arkansas River) Little Rock, (A state in south central United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War) Arkansas.
MacArthur's father was posted to (A city of south central Texas; site of the Alamo; site of several military bases and a popular haven for vacationers) San Antonio, (The second largest state; located in southwestern United States on the Gulf of Mexico) Texas in 1893.
MacArthur was considered a very good (A structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.) bridge player, and played often during his years in Australia.
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 General MacArthur rescued from the Phillipines by B-17 Flying Fortresses from Townsville
General MacArthur responded by striding towards an opening between a line of railway carriages and saluted the people of Terowie on the other side of the carriages and some passengers on a nearby train.
MacArthur was dressed in a loose hanging jacket and slacks and wore no decorations or insignia except for a laurel wreathed peak on his cap and another emblem.
Stage 1 of the MacArthur Museum Brisbane was officially opened by Peter Beattie, the Premier of Queensland on 15 August 2004, the 59th anniversary of the end of the war in the Pacific.
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 The REAL General MacArthur
Douglas MacArthur was an American general, who commanded Allied troops in the Pacific during World War II, supervised the postwar occupation of Japan, and led United Nations forces during the Korean War.
MacArthur's father was General Arthur MacArthur (1845-1912), a hero of the American Civil War who was later military governor of the Philippines.
Over the next 14 years, MacArthur handled routine assignments, but he reached the rank of general and won numerous honors for his heroism and his leadership of the 42d (Rainbow) Division during WW I. MacArthur was recalled to active duty to command American troops in the Philippines in July 1941.
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 MacArthur, Douglas. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
MacArthur was reared on army posts and attended military school in Texas.
MacArthur accepted the surrender of Japan on the U.S.S. Missouri on Sept. 2, 1945.
At the beginning (1950) of the Korean War he was appointed commander of UN military forces in South Korea, while retaining his command of Allied forces in Japan.
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 MacArthur Memorial Home - The City of Norfolk, VA.
The Jean MacArthur Research Center (named after the General's widow) houses the library and archives, education programs, and the administrative offices for the MacArthur Memorial and the General Douglas MacArthur Foundation.
A monumental rotunda is the General's and Mrs.
MacArthur’s final resting place where they are surrounded by inscriptions, banners, and flags heralding the general’s long and glorious career.
www.macarthurmemorial.org   (278 words)

 General Douglas MacArthur
Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964), was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, on January 26, 1880, the son of Civil War hero Arthur MacArthur (they constitute the only father and son to have won the Medal of Honor), graduated from West Point in 1903, with some of the highest grades ever recorded.
MacArthur, his staff, and advisers helped a devastated Japan rebuild itself, instituted a democratic government, and charted a course that later made Japan one of the world's leading industrial powers.
The address by General of the Army Douglas MacArthur to the cadets of the U.S. Military Academy in accepting the Sylvanus Thayer Award on 12 May 1962 is a memorable tribute to the ideals that inspired that great American soldier.
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 CNN Cold War - Historical Document: Truman dismisses MacArthur
As commander, MacArthur led U.N. forces north to the Chinese border, but was forced to retreat south as China entered the fight with North Korea in November 1950.
With deep regret I have concluded that General of the Army Douglas MacArthur is unable to give his wholehearted support to the policies of the United States Government and of the United Nations in matters pertaining to his official duties.
General MacArthur's place in history as one of our greatest commanders is fully established.
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 NYFRF - General Douglas MacArthur   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It was then, exercising the privileges of that exalted rank, that General MacArthur designed the gold leaf-encrusted garrison cap that, along with sunglasses and a corncob pipe, became his trademark.
MacArthur’s air force was quickly destroyed, his army shredded, and by January his forces had retreated to the Bataan peninsula, where they struggled to survive.
MacArthur may have made his greatest contribution to history in the next five and a half years, as Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers in Japan.
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 MacArthur, Douglas on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
(portraits of Douglas MacArthur and Golda Meir excluded from Chinese exhibition)
General Douglas MACARTHUR is presented flowers during a welcoming parade in his honor after his dismissal by President Truman as commander of the U.N. a (NYC27648)
Welcoming parade for General Douglas MacArthur after his dismissal by President Truman as commander of the U.N. and Far East Commands in Korea.
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 Richard Kerens Sutherland, Lieutenant General, United States Army
As Chief of Staff to General of the Army Douglas MacArthur, General Sutherland was at his side when he was evacuated from Corregidor just before the fall of Bataan in 1942 and when he waded ashore on the Lingayen coast in January 1945, and led the forces that drove the Japanese from the Philippines.
Between Generals Sutherland and MacArthur, as between the commander and all of the men he worked with daily, there was a bond of comradeship established under the grim conditions of their struggle against the Japanese when they had to make do with what little was available.
Generals MacArthur and Sutherland were among the officers ordered to escape from Corregidor when the fall of Bataan was imminent.
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 General Douglas MacArthur and Governor Jonathan Belcher
MacArthur had disembarked from a cruiser, and while being transported toward shore, had left his barge when it ran aground fifty feet from shore, and dressed in his khaki uniform, had waded through knee-deep waters to walk the final few yards to the beach.
In 1844, Judge MacArthur found the proper girl he thought should be his wife, and he married her in Massachusetts--the state formerly known as the Massachusetts Bay Colony, which from 1730-1741 was under the rule of American Colonial Governor Jonathan Belcher (1682-1757), "Commander-in-Chief and supreme Governor of New England" and Vice-Admiral of the same.
General MacArthur told the soldiers at West Point that when the future seemed darkest, that was the time to press on--"to build courage when courage seems to fail, to regain faith when there seems to be little cause for faith; to create hope when hope becomes forlorn."
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 General Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964)
MacArthur, despite the able assistance of top aide Dwight Eisenhower, would not have enough time or money to build a force capable of resisting the Japanese.
MacArthur's approach to the Chinese border triggered the entry of Mao's Communist Chinese, and as 1951 dawned, they faced what he called "an entirely new war."
Ridgway stabilized the military situation near the prewar boundary at the 38th parallel, MacArthur's months of public and private bickering with the Truman administration soon came to a head.
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 Truman Library Wake Island
The President added that he realized the difficulty that faced General MacArthur with a new campaign starting, or in progress, and that if he felt his presence in Japan or Korea was of critical importance, he, the President, would consider meeting him on Saturday morning, October 14th at Wake Island.
On Tuesday, October 10th, General of the Army Omar N. Bradley, USA (Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff) arrived at the White House at 9:30 AM, to brief the President on the military situation in Korea.
There's no lack of sense that he had the right to order General MacArthur back; it was just that General MacArthur had the responsibility for the day-to-day management of the war, to bring him back with the period of time that would elapse just didn't seem appropriate to the President.
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 Encyclopedia: General MacArthur   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Douglas MacArthur (January 26, 1880 - April 5, 1964) was an American military leader.
MacArthur attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and later served in France during World War I. During the war, MacArthur was appointed Brigadier General, the youngest soldier ever to achieve the rank.
After heated arguments, Truman became fed up with MacArthur's call for a full-scale military attack on China and relieved him of his duty on April 11, 1951.
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 General Douglas MacArthur's Farewell Speech to West Point
General Westmoreland, General Groves, distinguished guests, and gentlemen of the Corps.
No human being could fail to be deeply moved by such a tribute as this, coming from a profession I have served so long and a people I have loved so well.
He belongs to posterity as the instructor of future generations in the principles of liberty and freedom.
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 John MacArthur - General Teachings/Activities
MacArthur admits to having "kept in touch" with Laurie and to "have been encouraged by his [Laurie's] heart for the lost and his desire to present a clear gospel message." So, according to MacArthur, Laurie's charismatic, feelings-oriented, man-centered, psychological gospel is a "clear gospel message"!
MacArthur contends in his Study Bible that "Sonship" refers to Christ in the "role" of "Son" which supposedly began in a "point of time" when He was incarnated via the virgin birth.
MacArthur's response (via official action of the Elder Board of Grace Community Church) was to label HCSC's pastor a "factious" man (i.e., a "heretic" -- Titus 3:9-10 [KJV]), to deem him unqualified to teach or preach the Word of God, and to tell him he was on his way to hell.
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 General Douglas MacArthur (in detail)
Soon after this first brush with physical danger, MacArthur enjoyed excitement of a different kind, when he was assigned to accompany his father on an extended tour through Asia, where the General would review the military forces of eleven countries.
Although MacArthur's path through the dense jungles of New Guinea was hardly imagined in the initial war plans, his single-minded drive and resourcefulness made it one of the two prongs in the Allied drive to roll back the Japanese.
Placed in command of an American-led coalition of United Nations forces, MacArthur reversed the dire military situation in the early months of the war with a brilliant amphibious assault behind North Korean lines at the Port of Inchon.
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 Amazon.com: Biography - General Douglas MacArthur (1987) : Video   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Douglas MacArthur was a soldier's soldier--the son of an officer, the star of West Point, the Army's youngest-ever full general.
Get to know MacArthur as he faces the Japanese in WWII, fights his own rogue war in Korea and, finally, ends his military career by going head-to-head with an angry Harry Truman.It's a revealing look at the old soldier who wouldn't fade away and remains a hero to millions of people.
Gerneral of the Army Douglas MacArthur, dispite a few of his human short commings was not an Angel as some may believe.
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 Douglas MacArthur
Douglas MacArthur: Early Career - Early Career MacArthur was reared on army posts and attended military school in Texas.
Douglas MacArthur: Bibliography - Bibliography See biographies by D. James (3 vol., 1970–85), N. Finkelstein (1989), M. Douglas MacArthur: The Korean War and After - The Korean War and After At the beginning (1950) of the Korean War he was appointed commander of UN...
General Douglas MacArthur Museum Planned on Site of World War II Allied Forces' Australian Headquarters - Sunday March 17, 2002 Marks 60th Anniversary Of MacArthur's Arrival in Australia.
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