Douglas MacArthur

January 26, 1880-April 5, 1964

There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity.

Upon the fields of friendly strife are sown the seeds that, upon other fields, on other days, will bear the fruits of victory.

General Douglas MacArthur

General Douglas MacArthur Brisbane Memorial

"Duty, Honor, Country"

Medal of Honor winner Douglas MacArthur

Douglas MacArthur Medal of Honor citation text

General Douglas MacArthur Decorations

Douglas MacArthur speaks...

Douglas MacArthur and Samuel Ullman's poem "Youth"

-- Samuel Ullman's poem "Youth"

General Douglas MacArthur on PBS/The American Experience

Douglas MacArthur farewell address to Congress, April 19, 1951

Douglas MacArthur's views on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Douglas MacArthur the Mason

Douglas MacArthur's Rainbow Division

Douglas MacArthur Memorial, Norfolk, Virginia

Japan Instrument of Surrender

New York Times Obituary

If the historian of the future should deem my service worthy of some slight reference, it would be my hope that he mention me not as a commander engaged in campaigns and battles, even though victorious to American arms, but rather as that one whose sacred duty it became, once the guns were silenced, to carry to the land of our vanquished foe the solace and hope and faith of Christian morals.

Could I have but a line a century hence crediting a contribution to the advance of peace, I would yield every honor which has been accorded by war.

I believe it was destiny.


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