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    Douglas MacArthur 1945 Typed Letter Signed One page, 8" x 10.5", letterhead of the General Headquarters / Southwest Pacific Area, February 7, 1945. Written to Mrs. Sadie Miller of Howell, Michigan. In part: "My deepest sympathy to you in the death of your son... His service to his country was characterized by his devotion to his duty, and in his death we have lost a gallant comrade-in-arms." The War Department / General Headquarters / Southwest Pacific Area envelope is included. MacArthur was one of the most popular and accomplished U.S. military leaders of the 20th century, known primarily for commanding Allied forces in the southwest Pacific during World War II. It was MacArthur who accepted the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945. After North Korea invaded South Korea in 1950, MacArthur was put in charge of United Nations forces and successfully drove the invaders back. His plans to attack areas of China was not popular with President Harry Truman, who relieved MacArthur of his command in 1951. Still considered a national hero, MacArthur gave a famous address to Congress before retiring where he said "Old soldiers never die, they just fade away." Fine condition, original mailing folds. Two items. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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