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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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  • 65 years ago this morning Japan did this in front of Douglas MacArthur (video)

     
    World War II ends with Gen. Douglas MacArthur's immortal words about that day -- and that global struggle....
  • Marines remember Inchon landing, classic battle of Korean War

     
    One of the institutional characteristics of the Marine Corps is its reverence for its history. And so on Wednesday, the Marines remembered the 60th anniversary of the amphibious landing at Inchon, Korea, a daring assault that proved a turning point......
  • Rumsfeld vs. Gates on the Iraq war

     
    George W. Bush and his first secretary of defense, Donald Rumsfeld, continue to insist that the Iraq war was justified and successful. But Bush's second secretary of defense, Robert Gates, has indicated he does not share that sanguine view. From......
  • 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...
  • New playground games promote peaceful play

     
    Recess isn’t just about swinging and sliding for some students in District 54. Instead, they’re playing problem-solving games with the aid of colorful drawings on …...
  • Deerfield gathers to pay respect to 9/11 first responders

     
    Deerfield residents congregated Sunday afternoon at village hall to remember those who died Sept. 11 with music, a color guard display, a bell-tolling ceremony and …...
  • Rep. Crespo hosts weekend pet fair

     
    State Rep. Fred Crespo, D-Hoffman Estates, will host his first pet fair this Sunday. From 1 to 4 p.m., there will be an opportunity to …...
  • Fallen soldier Todd Weaver displayed leadership as an athlete at Bruton

    Fallen soldier Todd Weaver displayed leadership as an athlete at Bruton
    YORK – General Douglas MacArthur spoke of West Point when he tied athletics and military leadership by saying, "Upon the fields of friendly strife are sown the seeds that upon other days and other fields will bear the fruits of victory." Family and...
  • 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...
  • Occupy Wall Street shifts from protest to policy phase

    Occupy Wall Street shifts from protest to policy phase
    How do you know when a protest movement is starting to scare the pants off the establishment? One clue is when the protesters are casually dismissed as hippies or rabble, or their principles redefined as class envy or as (that all-purpose insult) "un-...
  • Wall Street protest's long historical roots

    Wall Street protest's long historical roots
    Spend any time with Occupy Wall Street, as I have during the last two weeks, and you come away believing the movement is here for the long run. In New York, where I live, they have made a home out of Zuccotti Park. The park, which is dominated by honey...
  • 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...