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Where in the World is Douglas MacArthur?

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  1. 1880 -- Little Rock, Arkansas -- Douglas MacArthur born

  2. June, 1880 -- Ft. Wingate, New Mexico -- Capt. Arthur MacArthur's Company K assigned to protect railroad crews and travelers from Apache raids

    1884 -- Ft. Selden, New Mexico -- MacArthurs make 300-mile trek from Ft. Wingate

  3. 1886 -- Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas -- Captain MacArthur an instructor at Infantry and Cavalry School

  4. 1889 -- Washington, D.C. -- Captain MacArthur promoted to Major; becomes assistant adjutant general

  5. 1893 -- San Antonio, Texas -- Douglas becomes a cadet at the West Texas Military Academy

  6. 1899 -- West Point, New York -- Douglas becomes a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy

  7. 1903 -- San Francisco -- Lieutenant Douglas MacArthur assigned to Ft. Mason

  8. October, 1903 -- Philippines -- MacArthur works with the 3rd Engineer Battalion

  9. 1905-1906 -- Asia -- MacArthur assigned to accompany his father (and mother) on an eight month, 19,949 mile trip throughout Asia, where Lt. General MacArthur was sent to observe and evaluate armies in Japan, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaya, Burma, India, Afghanistan, Thailand, and French Indochina.

    In his "Reminiscences," MacArthur would write of this trip, "The experience was without doubt the most important factor of preparation in my entire life.... It was crystal clear to me that the future and, indeed, the very existence of America were irrevocably entwined with Asia and its island outposts."

  10. October, 1906 -- Washington, D.C. -- Duties include serving as an aide at White House functions for President Theodore Roosevelt

  11. August, 1907 -- Milwaukee, Wisconsin -- Assigned to the district office of engineers

  12. 1908 -- Fort Leavenworth, Kansas -- Instructor at advanced service schools

  13. 1912 -- Panama Canal Zone -- Engineering assignment

  14. 1913 -- Washington, D.C. -- Army General Staff under Chief Leonard Wood

  15. 1914 -- Veracruz, Mexico -- Expeditionary force during conflict with Mexico

  16. August, 1914 -- Washington, D.C. -- Army General Staff

  17. 1917 -- Long Island, NY -- Camp Mills: training Rainbow Division for France

  18. October, 1917 -- France -- WWI

  19. December, 1918 -- Germany -- Allied occupation

  20. 1919 -- West Point, NY -- Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy

  21. 1922 -- Philippines -- Head of the new Military District of Manila

  22. 1925 -- Atlanta, GA -- Command of IV Corps

  23. Fall, 1925 -- Baltimore, MD -- Command of III Corps

  24. 1928 -- Holland -- President of American Olympic Committee

  25. 1929 -- Manila -- Commander of the Army's Philippine Department.

  26. 1930 -- Washington, D.C. -- Army Chief of Staff

  27. 1931 -- Europe -- First of two tours as Chief, including visits to France and Yugoslavia

  28. 1932 -- Europe -- Second trip, with stops in Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Hungary, Romania, and Turkey

  29. 1935 -- Manila -- U.S. Military Advisor to the Philippines

  30. 1942 -- Melbourne, Australia -- After an arduous escape from the Philippines, MacArthur named Commander, Southwest Pacific Area

  31. July, 1942 -- Brisbane, Australia -- MacArthur moves his command closer to the fighting which has just begun in New Guinea

  32. October, 1942 -- Port Moresby, New Guinea -- MacArthur begins to split his time between Brisbane and Port Moresby, as his troops begin their arduous march north and west across New Guinea

  33. July, 1944 -- Honolulu, Hawaii -- Strategy conference with President Roosevelt

  34. October, 1944 -- Leyte, Philippines -- MacArthur returns to the Philippines with the assault on the Japanese at Leyte

  35. February, 1945 -- Luzon, Philippines -- MacArthur's forces recapture Manila, where he sets up headquarters

  36. September, 1945 -- Japan -- MacArthur named Supreme Commander, Allied Powers, takes up residence at the American Embassy in Tokyo

  37. 1950 -- Korea -- Commander of U.N. forces (although still based in Tokyo, frequent visits to Korean peninsula)

  38. October, 1950 -- Wake Island -- Conference with President Truman

  39. 1951 -- New York, NY -- Relieved by President Truman, MacArthur retires, living in the Waldorf Towers until his death in 1964


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