- Name: Douglas MacArthur
- Born: 01/26/1880
- Died: 04/05/1964 (84 years old)
General of the Army Douglas MacArthur (26 January 1880? 5 April 1964) was an American five-star general and Field Marshal of the Philippine Army. He was Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the 1930s and played a prominent role in the Pacific theater during World War II. He received the Medal of Honor for his service in the Philippines campaign, which made him and his father Arthur MacArthur Jr. the first father and son to be awarded the medal. He was one of only five to rise to the rank of General of the Army in the US Army, and the only one conferred the rank of field marshal in the Philippine Army.
Awards: Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, Army Distinguished Service Medal, Navy Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, Air Medal, Purple Heart, Complete list
Alias: Gaijin Shōgun (外人将軍), English: Foreign General, Dugout Doug, Big Chief
Birth Place: Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.
Death Place: Washington, D.C., U.S.
Douglas MacArthur quotes :
It is part of the general pattern of misguided policy that our country is now geared to an arms economy which was bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda of fear.Douglas MacArthur
Our country is now geared to an arms economy bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and an incessant propaganda of fear.Douglas MacArthur
Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear - kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor - with the cry of grave national emergency.Douglas MacArthur
I've looked that old scoundrel death in the eye many times but this time I think he has me on the ropes.Douglas MacArthur
In my dreams I hear again the crash of guns, the rattle of musketry, the strange, mournful mutter of the battlefield.Douglas MacArthur
Like the old soldier of the ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away, an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the light to see that duty. Goodbye.Douglas MacArthur
I am concerned for the security of our great Nation not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within.Douglas MacArthur
They died hard, those savage men - like wounded wolves at bay. They were filthy, and they were lousy, and they stunk. And I loved them.Douglas MacArthur
Could I have but a line a century hence crediting a contribution to the advance of peace, I would yield every honor which has been accorded by war.Douglas MacArthur
Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it.Douglas MacArthur