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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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......
  • 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....
  • Democrat Obama paddles after Chairman Mao, many others with his latest swimming photo

     
    A gallery over the years of politics, summer and the remarkable photos they produce....