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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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  • 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....
  • 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 …...
  • 'Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America' by Peter Biskind

    'Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America' by Peter Biskind
    In the introduction to "Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America," Peter Biskind calls Beatty an "indecently gifted" artist whose work has "enriched the cinema." But that's just foreplay. Here's the first sentence of Chapter 1: "On a hot summer night,...
  • 'My Father's Bonus March' by Adam Langer

    'My Father's Bonus March' by Adam Langer
    My Father's Bonus March Adam Langer Spiegel & Grau: 244 pp., $26 In June 1932, at the height of the Great Depression, a ragtag collection of World War I veterans converged on Washington, D.C., to demand money the government had promised them. About...
  • 'The Lacuna' by Barbara Kingsolver

    'The Lacuna' by Barbara Kingsolver
    Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Lev Trotsky. The Mexican painter whose flamboyant art and mangled body continue to nourish a multimedia industry. The adored husband 21 years her elder, myth-making muralist and Mexican national hero. And the man on the lam whom...