Douglas Macarthur

Douglas Macarthur

World War II · US Army · General

An American five-star general that served in World War I and II, Korean War and is one of only five men ever to rise to the rank of General of the Army in the US Army.

Other Service
Conflict Period

Other Service

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Branch

Army

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Commands

United Nations Command; Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers Southwest Pacific Area; U.S. Army Forces Far East; Philippine Department; Chief of Staff Philippine Division; U.S. Military Academy Superintendent; 42nd Division; 84th Infantry Brigade

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Service Start Date

1903

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Service End Date

1964

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Served For

United States of America

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Korean War (1950 - 1953)
Conflict Period

Korean War

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Branch

Army

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Rank

General of the Army

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Commands

Commander-in-Chief of the United Nations Command

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Served For

United States of America

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World War II (1939 - 1945)
Conflict Period

World War II

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Rank

General

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Commands

US Army Forces in the Far East; Supreme Allied Commander, South West Pacific Area;

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Rank

General of the Army

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Branch

Army

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Served For

United States of America

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World War I (1914 - 1918)
Branch

Army

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Rank

Brigadier General

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Commands

84th Infantry Brigade; 42nd Division

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Conflict Period

World War I

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Served For

United States of America

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Stories about Douglas Macarthur

Medal of Honor citation

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to General of the Armies Douglas MacArthur (ASN: 0-57), United States Army, for conspicuous leadership in preparing the Philippine Islands to resist conquest, for gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action against invading Japanese forces, and for the heroic conduct of defensive and offensive operations on the Bataan Peninsula. General MacArthur mobilized, trained, and led an army which has received world acclaim for its gallant defense against a tremendous superiority of enemy forces in men and arms. His utter disregard of personal danger under heavy fire and aerial bombardment, his calm judgment in each crisis, inspired his troops, galvanized the spirit of resistance of the Filipino people, and confirmed the faith of the American people in their Armed Forces.

**General Orders: **War Department, General Orders No. 16 (April 1, 1942)

**Action Date: **1942

**Service: **Army

**Rank: **General of the Armies

**Division: **U.S. Army Forces in the Far East

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