Douglas MacArthur 2

Douglas MacArthur 2 - Chris Kokkinis ENG 345 Encyclopedia...

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Chris Kokkinis ENG 345 Encyclopedia Entry 1 September 14, 2006 Douglas MacArthur (World War I) Douglas MacArthur was born on January 26, 1880 in Little Rock, Arkansas. His major influences in his life would be his parents, Arthur and Mary. Arthur, his father, was a high ranking officer in the U.S. Army. Douglas MacArthur followed his father’s footsteps and, in 1903, he graduated atop his class at West Point. Although MacArthur is most notable for his reputation gained in both World War II and the Korean War, his introduction to battlefield experience came during World War I. During the Great War, Douglas MacArthur served as a chief of staff, a brigade commander, as well as a divisional commander. His time was primarily spent on the front lines of the Western Front in France. By 1918, MacArthur had reached the rank of colonel in the Army and was the chief of staff for the 42 nd Division, known more popularly as the “Rainbow” Division, of the American Expeditionary Force (AEF). Uncharacteristic of an officer of such a rank,
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This essay was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course ENG 345 taught by Professor Hubbard during the Fall '08 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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