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MacArthur in the Philippines

MacArthur vows “I shall return” on Corregidor Island

December 7, 1941 was a day that would live in infamy. Once the American fleet was damaged, the Japanese went wild in the Pacific attacking the Philippines, Malaysia, French Indochina, and continued its assault on China. Many infamous days in the days following the attack on Pearl Harbor. Corregidor Island was the last stronghold for the U.S. in the Philippines and was like the Alamo. Before it fell, President Roosevelt ordered General Douglas MacArthur off the island as he was too valuable to lose to a Japanese prison camp. Before he left, he vowed to return, and return he did. This statue commemorates the bleak moment when he had to leave the beleaguered island on March 11, 1942.

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