and comparing Two Short Stories brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory. He served on the court martial of Brigadier General Billy Mitchell and was president of the American Olympic Committee during the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam. This documentary from "The Big Picture" series highlights the remarkable military story of General Douglas MacArthur who was awarded the Medal of Honor and one of the select few to reach the 5 star rank. MacArthur's forces were soon compelled to withdraw to Bataan, where they held out until May 1942. In 1932, and the establishment and organization of the Civilian Conservation Corps. As"d in "General MacArthur: Wisdom and Visions compiled by Edward. Raised in a military family in the American Old West, MacArthur was valedictorian at the West Texas Military Academy, and First Captain at the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he graduated top of the class of 1903. Military Academy at West Point, where he attempted a series of reforms. Army Forces Far East.
His career during World War II in the Pacific theater is the primary focus. In March 1942, MacArthur, his family and his staff left nearby Corregidor Island in PT boats and escaped to Australia, where MacArthur became Supreme Commander, Southwest Pacific Area. Army / Department of Defense film Note: This channel receives no revenue from 3rd party ads associated with this video. MacArthur was recalled to active duty in 1941 as commander.S.
Army in 1937 to become Military Advisor to the Commonwealth Government of the Philippines. He officially accepted Japan's surrender on 2 September 1945, and oversaw the occupation of Japan from 1945 to 1951. From 1919 to 1922, MacArthur served as Superintendent of the.S. In 1917, he was promoted from major to colonel and became chief of staff of the 42nd (Rainbow) Division. In 1925, he became the Army's youngest major general. In the fighting on the Western Front during World War I, he rose to the rank of brigadier general, was again nominated for a Medal of Honor, and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross twice and the Silver Star seven times. He received the Medal of Honor for his service in the Philippines Campaign, which made him and his father Arthur MacArthur,., the first father and son to be awarded the medal. He led the United Nations Command in the Korean War until he was removed from command by President Harry. Douglas MacArthur, source/Notes: "A Father's Prayer". As the effective ruler of Japan, he oversaw sweeping economic, political and social changes. A series of disasters followed, starting with the destruction of his air force on 8 December 1941, and the invasion of the Philippines by the Japanese.