Recipient of the coveted Medal of Honor, Chief of Staff of the United States Army, American general and field marshall of the Philipine Army; Douglas MacArthur was an iconic and celebrated figure of WWI and WWII. As one of only five men to have ever risen to the rank of General of the Army in the U.S. Army, MacArthur garnered a worthy and highly acclaimed legacy during his years of service. Born into a military family, General MacArthur's father recieved the Medal of Honor first, paving the way to greatness for his son. Twice decorated with the Distinguished Service Cross and bestowed with the Silver Star seven times in addition to his excess of 100 medals, his awards are testament to his bravery in battle. Earlier this week Cockpit USA featured the WWII Government Issue A-2, General MacArthur's very own jacket of choice as the ideal holiday gift. More than just a jacket, this is a true representation of bravery and history - who wouldn't want to open that up on Christmas day?!
History Class: Douglas MacArthur
This entry was posted on December 21, 2012.