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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Again??!!

    Again??!!
    After Friday, August 5, I will be absent from our newscasts for a while. I will soon be undergoing a total hip replacement. If you're saying, "Wait, didn't you do that LAST summer?"..the answer is yes. I had the left hip replaced in July 2010...and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • Living Here: Famous people, places and things

    Hampton Roads is known around the world for its people — as being from here, as a come-here, or for just passing through — as well as places and things. It's known for its Bacon (as in Nathaniel), its ham (as in Smithfield), its presidents...