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LTC Stephen F.
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Thanks Maj Marty Hogan for letting us know that January 26 is the anniversary of the birth of American five-star general and Field Marshal of the Philippine Army Douglas MacArthur who received the Medal of Honor for his service in the Philippines Campaign, which made him and his father Arthur MacArthur Jr., the first father and son to be awarded the medal.
During the 1914 United States occupation of Veracruz, he conducted a reconnaissance mission, for which he was nominated for the Medal of Honor.
FYI I was a cadet at USMA, West Point when the movie starring Gregory Peck was partially filmed at West Point. I marched in the corps of cadets pass-in-review in honor of Douglas MacArthur played by Gregory Peck. The uniforms we wore and the M-14s we carried were the same as used by the Corps of cadets in 1962 when he accepted the Sylvanus Thayer award.
Rest in peace Douglas MacArthur

When I was a cadet we were intimately familiar with MacArthur's speech to the Corps of cadets in Washington Hall [cadet Mess Hall]. My class wring has duty, honor, country engraved into it as all graduates do. More importantly those words are engraved on my heart.

The address by General of the Army Douglas MacArthur to the cadets of the U.S. Military Academy in accepting the Sylvanus Thayer Award on 12 May 1962 is a memorable tribute to the ideals that inspired that great American soldier. For as long as other Americans serve their country as courageously and honorably as he did, General MacArthur's words will live on.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_42_aLGkRpg
FYI COL Mikel J. Burroughs LTC Stephen C. LTC Wayne Brandon LTC Bill Koski Maj Bill Smith, Ph.D. Capt Seid Waddell Capt Tom Brown MSG Andrew White SFC William Farrell SSgt Robert Marx PO1 William "Chip" Nagel SPC Margaret Higgins MSgt (Join to see) AN Christopher Crayne SPC Tom DeSmet SGT Charles H. Hawes SGT (Join to see) SSG William Jones
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TSgt Joe C.
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A great bio on a great general Maj Marty Hogan!
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SGT David A. 'Cowboy' Groth
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Excellent biography share Capt Hogan.
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