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Douglas MacArthur



Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
    Gleaming bright.
From afar drawing nigh,    
    Falls the night.

Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
    From the sky.
All is well, safel
y rest,
    God is nigh.

Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
    Shineth bright,
God is near, do not fear,
  Friend, good night.

Old Norfolk City Hall Memorial Cemetery

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Born:  January 26, 1880 at Little Rock, AR

Entered Service in the US Army from Ashland, WI

Earned The Medal of Honor During World War II For heroism 1942 at Bataan Peninsula, Philippine Islands

Died:  April 05, 1964 at the age of 84

In the early days of World War II General Douglas MacArthur commanded beleaguered and outnumbered forces in the Philippine Islands until ordered to effect a daring escape to Australia. For months he had led the heroic conduct of defensive and offensive operations on the Bataan Peninsula. In Australia he subsequently mobilized, trained, and led an army which 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.



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