General Douglas MacArthur was a Chief of Staff of the United States Army during
the 1930s and played a prominent role in the Pacific theater during World War ll. He received the Medal of Honor for his service in the Philippines Campaign. He was one
of only five men ever to rise to the rank of five-star general in the U.S. Army, and the
only man ever to become a field marshal in the Philippine Army. MacArthur died on
April 5, 1964 of liver disease. He was 84 years old.