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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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  • Yankees Owner Steinbrenner Dies

    Yankees Owner Steinbrenner Dies
    He was baseball's bombastic Boss. He rebuilt the New York Yankees dynasty, ushering in the era of multimillion-dollar salaries and accepting nothing less in return than World Series championships. He fired managers. Rehired them. And fired them again....
  • *Theater review: 'Thurgood' at Geffen Playhouse (updated)

     
    In a recent poll testing the knowledge of basic American history, more than a quarter of those surveyed didn’t know that the U.S. gained its independence from Great Britain. OK, here’s a chance at redemption: How many of you can......
  • Simon & Schuster releases smart eBook: 'Truman Fires MacArthur'

     
    Fast on the heels of news that President Obama had dismissed Gen. Stanley McChrystal, Simon & Schuster is releasing an eBook that chronicles another high-profile conflict between general and president. The eBook "Truman Fires MacArthur," a detailed...
  • McChrystal sacked as Afghan commander

     
    Gen. Stanley McChrystal leaves the White House Wednesday morning after resigning as commander of Allied forces in Afghanistan. (AP/Evan Vucci) by Julian E. Barnes, Christi Parsons and Peter Nicholas President Obama ousted his top commander in...
  • War General To Explain Published Complaints About President, Aides

    War General To Explain Published Complaints About President, Aides
    With the ramped-up war in Afghanistan at a precarious moment, President Barack Obama prepared to hear his top war commander explain biting published complaints about the commander in chief and his aides. Even before their showdown, the White House's...
  • 10 things you might not know about D-Day

    10 things you might not know about D-Day
    Sixty-six years ago Sunday, hundreds of thousands of people risked their lives to save the world for democracy. It was as simple as that, and as complicated as the Allied invasion of France's Normandy coast in World War II. Here are 10 facts about the...
  • Calvary Assembly Celebrates Veterans, D-Day on June 6

     
    “Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.” General Douglas MacArthur spoke these words that have become a haunting reminder as approximately 900 American World War II veterans die every day. As of February 2007, the median age of a WWII veter...
  • People, places and things that make Hampton Roads famous: Presidents, celebrities and more

    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. Its known for its Bacon (as in Nathaniel), its ham (as in Smithfield), its presidents...
  • Hit the road: Nearby attractions

    >Many destinations are within easy driving distance of Hampton Roads. Pack a cooler, fill up the tank and hit the road. 1. Appomattox Court House, Appomattox The buildings and fields where Robert E. Lee surrendered his Confederate army are still a...
  • Never forget: History museums

    From the earliest settlers to the space explorers, Hampton Roads museums tell a continuous story of the importance of our region to history. HISTORY MUSEUMS 1. Air Power Park. Vintage military jets, missiles, rockets and a children's playground....
  • Bataan Death March: A WWII vet walked to survive

    Bataan Death March: A WWII vet walked to survive
    Never give up. Always help your brother. Those two themes run through the family of James Downey Jr., two positives that grew from one of the darkest chapters of American military history. Downey was a young solder in the prime of life, six years...