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Douglas MacArthur was born on January 26, 1880 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Raised in a military family, MacArthur graduated valedictorian, at the West Texas Military Academy. He later graduated from West Point's United States Military Academy in 1903 at the top of his class as First Captain. During WWI, MacArthur was raised to the rank of brigadier general, and by 1944, became "5 star" General of the Army . Among his awards and decorations (many of which were awarded multiple times) are the Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, both the Army and Navy's Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, and the Silver Star. General MacArthur was made a Mason on January 17th, 1936 under the auspices of the Grand Lodge of the Philippines, and performed by Past Grand Masters Frederick Stevens, Francisco Delgado, Most Worshipful Samuel Hawthorne, and witnessed by over 600 Master Masons. He later affiliated with Manila Lodge No. 1, and joined the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in 1937 where he was later coroneted Inspector General 33rd Degree, and was also a life member of Nile Shrine Temple in Seattle, Washington. Brother MacArthur was called from labor on April 5, 1964 and is laid to rest at the Douglas MacArthur Memorial in Norfolk, Virginia.
Born January 26, 1880
Initiated January 17, 1936 (On Sight)
Died April 5, 1964
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