Douglas MacArthur 1880-1964
General Douglas MacArthur fought in
In 1944, MacArthur kept what he had promised in 1942, his return to
the Philippines. Back then the Japanese had driven his troops off
U.S. forces landed on Red Beach on Leyte
on October 20, 1944. Here is MacArthur's
I Have Returned speech, which was broadcast via radio.
And here is Leyte on a map:
MAP LOCATION OF LEYTE - PHILIPPINES
On July 8, 1950, MacArthur was given
command of U.N. Forces in the Korean War.
Check this event in the
Timeline of the Korean War.
On April 19, 1951, General Douglas
MacArthur delivered his
Old Soldiers Don't Die address to a joint session of Congress,
quoting an old military song. This was his farewell speech from the
President Harry S. Truman had sent him into retirement on
April 11, 1951.
TRUMAN FIRES MACARTHUR
Korean War Timeline for the year 1951.
Douglas MacArthur Short Biography
1880 Birth at Little Rock, Arkansas
1918 Promoted Brigadier General
Louise Cromwell Brooks
1925 Promoted Major General
1929 Divorce from Louise
1930 Promoted General
1937 Retires from the Army, marries
1941, July - Back out of retirement, World War Two calls
1951 April 19 - General Douglas MacArthur's Farewell Address
1964 Death at Washington D.C.