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General Douglas MacArthur, former commander of Allied forces — first in World War II and then in Korea — seen here delivering his farewell address to a joint session of Congress.   
Douglas MacArthur (26 January 1880 – 5 April 1964)

Gen. Douglas MacArthur delivered his farewell address to
on this day in history, April 19, 1951, uttering the
famous line, "Old soldiers never die; they just fade away."

Eight days before the speech, MacArthur had been relieved
of his duties as
general of the U.S. Army by President Harry
S. Truman — putting an end to his storied military career.

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President Harry S Truman (left) relieved General
Douglas MacArthur (right) as commander of
United Nations forces in Korea on April 11, 1951.

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