Douglas MacArthur

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Date of Birth January 26, 1880
Place of Birth Little Rock, Arkansas
Date of Death Apr 5, 1964 (84)
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Douglas MacArthur

General of the Army Douglas MacArthur was an American five-star general and Field Marshal of the Philippine Army. He was Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the 1930s and played a prominent role in the Pacific theater during World War II. He received the Medal of Honor for his service in the Philippines campaign, which made him and his father Arthur MacArthur Jr. the first father and son to be awarded the medal. He was one of only five to rise to the rank of General of the Army in the US Army, and the only one conferred the rank of field marshal in the Philippine Army. Raised in a military family in the American Old West, MacArthur was valedictorian at the West Texas Military Academy where he finished high school, and First Captain at the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he graduated top of the class of 1903. During the 1914 United States occupation of Veracruz, he conducted a reconnaissance mission, for which he was nominated for the Medal of Honor.

Nickname(s): Gaijin Shōgun (外人将軍) • English: Foreign General, Dugout Doug, Big Chief
Born: January 26, 1880, Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.
Died: April 5, 1964, Washington, D.C, U.S.
Buried at: MacArthur Memorial
Service/branch: Philippine Army
Years of service: 1903–1964
Rank: General of the Army (U.S. Army), Field Marshal (Philippine Army)
Service number: O-57
Commands held: United Nations Command, Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers, Southwest Pacific Area, U.S. Army Forces Far East, Philippine Department, U.S. Army Chief of Staff, Philippine Division, U.S. Military Academy Superintendent, 42nd Division, 84th Infantry Brigade
Battles/wars: Mexican Revolution, United States occupation of Veracruz- World War I, Champagne-Marne Offensive, Battle of Saint-Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne Offensive- World War II, Philippines Campaign (1941–1942), New Guinea campaign, Philippines Campaign (1944–1945), Borneo campaign (1945)- Korean War, Battle of Inchon, UN offensive, 1950, UN offensive, 1951
Awards: Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross (3), Army Distinguished Service Medal (5), Navy Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star (7), Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, Air Medal, Purple Heart (2), Complete list
Relations: See MacArthur family
Other work: Chairman of the board of Remington Rand
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About Douglas MacArthur

Decorated U.S. Five-Star Army General and commander best known for his exceptional leadership during World War II.

Before Fame

He attended the West Texas Military Academy, where he played tennis, football, and baseball.


He was appointed at the Second World War's end to the position of Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers in Japan. He used his position to help Japan rebuild its economy and institute a democratic political system.

Family Life

He was born into a military family, and he and his father were both recipients of the prestigious Medal of Honor. He married three times. His last marriage, to Jean MacArthur, lasted from 1937 until his death. He had one son, Arthur MacArthur IV.


He and Omar Bradley were both World War II heroes.

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