Heroes: MacArthur

A great warrior has no need for earthly titles or given names. His surname alone is enough to stir a thousand memories. It is part of his uniform, his face, the sound of his voice; it denotes the full measure of the man—his personality, his power, his exploits.

Such a man died last week. For the record, he was a five-star General of the Army, and his first name was Douglas. But there was no need in New Guinea or on Corregidor or in the Solomons or Tokyo or on any of the continents of the earth to ask his title...

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