Medal of Honor winner, one of the three highest achieving students in the history of West Point, commander of Allied Forces in the Pacific during WWII and for most of the Korean War, as well as a military leader with the most victories and lowest casualties in military history is General Douglas MacArthur. He is also only one of four illustrious individuals to ever reach the rank of five star general in U.S. history.

MacArthur also has had a photographic memory and it and his keen intelligence and vast education served him well immediately after the war when he became high commissioner of Japan and helped restore the war-ravaged nation and institute equal rights, capitalism and democracy throughout the island country. Later, he ran for president, became a military adviser to President Kennedy and Superintendent of West Point.  His most famous saying was “I shall return.”  And he did, and because of it victory in WWII and peace and freedom were secured throughout the world.

We at the 59 VETERANS PROJECT would like to salute General Douglas MacArthur and all our veterans and active duty service members who served and serve our great nation and maintain the peace and freedom we enjoy.  To learn more about this brilliant military tactician and leader, you can visit this informative website: http://www.biography.com/people/douglas-macarthur-9390257.

To learn more about the 59 VETERANS PROJECT and our plans to work with and educate veterans while exploring our beautiful 59 national parks, visit us here: http://www.59veterans.com. And don’t be a stranger.  Be a friend and ally to our veterans and our cause!

“Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be.” — Douglas MacArthur

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