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    Douglas MacArthur Famous Quotation Signed. Typed Quotation Signed, as General of the Army, 1 page, 8" by 10.5", no place, no date [prior to 1951]; in Fine condition. Here the legendary and controversial American soldier offers this heartfelt, and famous, paean to fatherhood: "By profession I am a soldier and take pride in that fact, but I am prouder - infinitely prouder - to be a father. A soldier destroys in order to build: the father only builds, never destroys. One has the potentialities of death; the other embodies creation and life. And while the hordes of death are mighty, the battalions of life are mightier still. It is my hope that my son, when I am gone, will remember me not from the battle but in the home repeating with him our simple daily prayer: "Our Father Who Art in Heaven." From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2006
    20th-21st Monday-Tuesday
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