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Douglas MacArthur

Douglas MacArthur
General of the Army Douglas MacArthur played prominent roles in the Pacific theater of World War II and in the Korean War. He was designated to command the invasion of Japan in November 1945, and when that was no longer necessary he officially accepted their surrender. MacArthur oversaw the occupation of Japan from 1945 to 1951 and is credited for implementing democratic changes.Gen. MacArthur is entombed in a memorial in Norfolk, Va.
General of the Army Douglas MacArthur played prominent roles in the Pacific theater of World War II and in the Korean War. He was designated to command the invasion of Japan in November 1945, and when that was no longer necessary he officially accepted their surrender. MacArthur oversaw the occupation of Japan from 1945 to 1951 and is credited for implementing democratic changes.Gen. MacArthur is entombed in a memorial in Norfolk, Va. « Show less

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  • Alexander Ludlum "Lud" Michaux Jr., career officer in Marines

    Alexander Ludlum "Lud" Michaux Jr., career officer in Marines
    Alexander Ludlum "Lud" Michaux Jr., a decorated career Marine Corps officer who fought in three wars and later presided over the transformation of McDonogh School into a coeducational institution, died May 20 of heart failure at Brightview Mays Chapel...
  • Project creates housing veterans need

    Project creates housing veterans need
    A number of misconceptions have been circulated regarding the community being created at the Fort Howard Veterans Affairs campus in eastern Baltimore County. I would like to set the record straight. I am honored that the Department of Veterans Affairs...
  • Car buyers should know their rights when getting financing through an auto dealer

    Car buyers should know their rights when getting financing through an auto dealer
    Imagine showing off your new car to friends and family only to get a call from the dealer — sometimes weeks later — saying your financing has fallen through. You're given the option of returning the car or signing a new sales agreement with...
  • Liberty ship sets sail for the 1940s

    Liberty ship sets sail for the 1940s
    The last time Donald Halverson was on a Liberty ship, he was heading across the Atlantic Ocean, a fresh-faced draftee who would spend the next 21/2 years fighting his way across Germany, France, Italy and North Africa during World War II. A more recent...
  • Hampton Roads makes for sensible destination in Va.

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. -- Possibly the Hampton Roads area hasn't heard there's a bad economy going on, that we need to be thrifty and not squander our resources. Instead, this happily cluttered corner of Virginia luxuriantly overflows with fascinating places,...
  • New cards, DVD put message from police in hands of suspects

    Baltimore police aren't just looking to arrest criminals anymore, they're trying to get inside their heads. Officers are distributing cards designed to intimidate suspects arrested in East Baltimore, and the department is developing a video to counter...
  • Don't trash historic Puerto Rican regiment

     Don't trash historic Puerto Rican regiment
    Despite the sultry temperature, Jacqueline Centeno refused to yield. She knew her grandpa never would. Or her father. So, Centeno — joined by about 100 others who turned out Thursday afternoon at the 65th Infantry Veterans Park in Osceola County...
  • Military influences in fashion

    Military influences in fashion
    Over the centuries, at the same time military might has been building borders, shaping national identities and protecting ways of life, it's also been building our wardrobes, shaping our silhouettes and taking fledgling brands to the front lines of...
  • Owens: “Don’t trash historic Puerto Rican regiment”

     
    The following article is by Sentinel's Darryl Owens on the controversy over the Osceola park named after the 65th Infantry Regiment. It ran on April 23. Darryl E. Owens Commentary Despite the sultry temperature, Jacqueline Centeno refused to yield. She...
  • Military Channel presents “Edge of War”

     
    Fans of Military Channel have something of a treat coming their way tonight with the premiere of Edge of War, hosted by retired U.S. Army General Wesley K. Clark. A worthy complement to the network's recent Combat Tech series, Edge of War aims to take...
  • Monroe's Gen. Dempsey heads to top Army job in D.C.

    Monroe's Gen. Dempsey heads to top Army job in D.C.
    — Gen. Martin E. Dempsey can sound like a high-tech entrepreneur instead of the incoming senior officer of the U.S. Army. In a speech Monday, he drew words of wisdom from the innovative leaders of Google: Never settle. Chatting later with...
  • Book review: 'Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage'

    Book review: 'Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage'
    Contemporary history is seldom as relevant and engaging as Douglas Waller's new biography, "Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage," which is — by turns — fascinatingly instructive and thoroughly...