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Douglas MacArthur

  • Rank: General of the Armies
  • Conflict/Era: World War II
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S. Army Forces in the Far East
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July - 12, 1941
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Bataan Peninsula, Luzon, Philippine Islands
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. He 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 judgement 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.
Medal of Honor Recipient Douglas MacArthur
Medal of Honor Recipient Douglas MacArthur
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Ashland, Ashland County, Wisconsin
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: June 30, 1942
    Melborne, Australia, presented by Nelson Trussler Johnson, Minister of Australia
  • Born: January 26, 1880, Little Rock, Pulaski County, AR, United States
  • Died: April 5, 1964, Washington, DC, United States
  • Buried: Old Norfolk City Hall Memorial (PM), Norfolk, VA, United States

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