Monday, December 10, 2012

Medal of Honor Monday: Douglas MacArthur

"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 judgment 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."

From Gen. MacArthur's Medal of Honor citation, awarded on June 30, 1942.
Now this guy had so many awards, memorials and honors that I couldn't fit a fraction of them on here so do some Google-Fu on your own and see all the shit that pops up.

A military bad ass,
Brian & Mel

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