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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....
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Chas Freeman dispute about more than just Israel

    Chas Freeman dispute about more than just Israel
    Pity the poor readers whose exposure to the Chas Freeman appointment brouhaha was limited to The Times’ March 12 editorial. Not only would they be under the mistaken notion that the entire controversy was a proxy fight between those who "believe...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Hampton Roads makes for sensible destination in Va.

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. -- Possibly the Hampton Roads area hasn't heard there's a bad economy going on, that we need to be thrifty and not squander our resources. Instead, this happily cluttered corner of Virginia luxuriantly overflows with fascinating places,...