New Buffalo Township Library Event Calendar
|Time:||6:30 PM -|
|Title:||Five-Star General: The Heroic but Stormy Career of Douglas MacArthur|
|Contact:||Julie Grynwich, 269-469-2933|
Only one of six U.S. Army officers promoted to five-star rank, General Douglas MacArthur had a heroic but stormy military career. He led troops in combat during World War I, served as Army Chief-of-Staff in the 1930s, and directed the island-hopping strategy that helped defeat Japan in World War II. He governed Japan after the war and served as the U.N. commander in the Korean conflict. But this daring soldier led troops who tear-gassed American World War I veterans in the streets of Washington, D.C. in 1932, was egotistical and pompous, and got fired by President Harry Truman for challenging civilian control of the military during the Korean War. Please join us, on the eve of Veterans Day, for a look at the patriotic but controversial General Douglas MacArthur.
Presenter: Tim Moore, Lake Michigan College. Tim’s spirited presentations on events and people in U.S. history have made him a favorite in the Community Forum series.