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Douglas MacArthur was an American general best known for his command of Allied forces in the Pacific Theater during World War II.
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Douglas MacArthur died in Washington, D.C., on April 5, 1964, at the age of 84. He was honored with a state funeral and was buried in the Douglas MacArthur Memorial in Norfolk, Virginia.
After the United States dropped the atomic bomb on Japan, Douglas MacArthur lead the peace talks between Japan and the U.S.
After the United States declared war on Germany, the 42nd Division was created, and MacArthur was promoted to colonel and put in its command.
In 1899 Douglas MacArthur enrolled in the military academy at West Point, where he excelled, and in 1903 he graduated with honors.
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