West Point in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
General, US Army
For action at
Bataan Peninsula, Philippine Islands
1 April 1942
“For conspicuous leadership in preparing the Philippine Islands to resist conquest, for gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action against invading Japanese forces, and for the heroic conduct of defensive and offensive operations on the Battan Peninsula. He mobilized world acclaim for its gallant defense against a tremendous superiority of enemy forces in men and arms. His utter disregard of personal danger under heavy fire and aerial bombardment, his calm judgement in each crisis, inspired his troops, galvanized the spirit of resistance of the Filipino people, and confirmed the faith of the American people in their armed forces.”
Class of 1903
Presented by Class of 1939
Erected by USMA Class of 1939.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
Location. 41° 23.557′ N, 73° 57.523′ W. Marker is in West Point, New York, in Orange County. Marker is on Jefferson Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Attack on Pearl Harbor (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Douglas MacArthur (a few steps from this marker); Constitution Corner (within shouting distance of this marker); Superintendant's Quarters (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington (about 300 feet away); Colonel Thayer (about 400 feet away); Cadet Monument (about 400 feet away); Beat Navy Tunnel (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Point.
More about this marker. A relief of the Congressional Medal of Honor appears at the top of the marker, while the logo of the U.S. Military Academy is at the bottom.
Also see . . . Biography of Douglas MacArthur. (Submitted on September 10, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Notable Persons • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 10, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,210 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 10, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.