I am interested in the KW veterans on this list who are not in awe of Gen. MacArthur, as I am like Marc ("My father, after all, would expect me to do no less -- he was, for the all of it, much more of a MacArthur advocate than am I"). My father raised me to admire MacArthur, and even though my father is no longer alive to actually explain himself, the fact remains that I was almost forty years old when I found out that MacArthur was in the Army. Army??? I couldn't believe it; surely he was a Marine. Naturally, with that kind of hooah (to use a great Army term), how was I to separate fact from fiction with anything my father ever told me. My dad was a great man, but he put his own slant on history sometimes.
Marc, I will be cheering you on as you defend your father's biases.
Oh, and Peace on Earth to all.
Ed Evanhoe <email@example.com> wrote:
> >>(None of which means that I am not lurking, waiting for the first
>unreasonable assault on General of the Army Douglas MacArthur, ready to
>pounce on all who throw false canards and calumny his way. My father,
>after all, would expect me to do no less -- he was, for the all of it, much
>more of a MacArthur advocate than am I.)<<
I don't think any of us would expect less. Perhaps we should establish a
list position, "MacArthur's Advocate" and apoint you to this position.
Ed Evanhoe, PO Box 916, Antlers, OK, 74523-0916
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