“Old soldiers never die, they just fade away.” - General Douglas MacArthur
Today we celebrate the birthday of one of America’s most visionary generals, Douglas MacArthur. Born on an Arkansas Army base in 1880, MacArthur was destined for military life. After serving and rising through the ranks in World War I, MacArthur was appointed commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific theater during World War II in 1941. Under General MacArthur’s guidance, the U.S. military launched several successful campaigns, and the tide of the war turned. Thanks to General MacArthur’s steadfast leadership and expertise, the Allies negotiated a peace treaty with Japan, and the worldwide conflict would finally reach a conclusion in 1945.