Backward & Forward…

“A good soldier, whether he leads a platoon or an army, is expected to look backward as well as forward; but he must think only forward.” General Douglas MacArthur (1880 to 1964) A US Army General who is widely known for his exploits during World War II, where he commanded the Southwest Pacific Theatre, as… Read More

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Rank & Idiosyncrasies…

“Rank is only given you in the Army to enable you to better serve those below you and those above you. Rank is not given for you to exercise your idiosyncrasies.” General Bruce C. Clarke (1901 to 1988) Bruce Cooper Clarke was a US Army general. He was a career officer who served in World… Read More

On This Day…

02 December 1823: US president James Monroe issued the Monroe Doctrine, a proclamation of opposition to European colonialism in the New World. 02 December 1852: Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte established the Second French Empire, declaring himself Emperor of the French as Napoleon III. 02 December 1950: Korean War: With the conclusion of the Battle of the Ch’ongch’on… Read More

Pen vs Sword…

“Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.” General Douglas MacArthur (1880 to 1964) A US Army General who is widely known for his exploits during World War II, where he commanded the Southwest Pacific Theatre, as military administrator of post-war Japan during the Allied occupation that followed (1945-51),… Read More

Just an Eyelash…

“In war, you win or lose, live or die (and the difference is just an eyelash).” General Douglas MacArthur (1880 to 1964) A US Army General who is widely known for his exploits during World War II, where he commanded the Southwest Pacific Theatre, as military administrator of post-war Japan during the Allied occupation that… Read More

Peace, Suffer, for War…

“The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scar of war.” General Douglas MacArthur (1880 to 1964) A US Army General who is widely known for his exploits during World War II, where he commanded the Southwest Pacific Theatre, as military… Read More

Died Hard, but Loved…

“They died hard, those savage men – like wounded wolves at bay They were filthy, and they were lousy, and they stunk. And I loved them.” General Douglas MacArthur (1880 to 1964 A US Army General who is widely known for his exploits during World War II, where he commanded the Southwest Pacific Theatre, as… Read More