General Douglas MacArthur

Douglas MacArthur was born January 26, 1880, at Little Rock Barracks, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Arthur MacArthur, Jr., a U.S. Army captain, and his wife, Mary Pinkney Hardy MacArthur (nicknamed “Pinky”). Arthur, Jr. was the son of Scottish-born jurist and politician Arthur MacArthur, Sr., Arthur would later receive the Medal of Honor for his actions with the Union Army in the Battle of Missionary Ridge … Continue reading General Douglas MacArthur

The President from Missouri

On May 8, 1884, future President of the United States Harry S. Truman was born in the small western Missouri town of Lamar. While not my favorite president (that honor is held equally by Franklin Delano Roosevelt and George Washington), I am probably most familiar with Truman due to my spending most of my school years — grade 6 through university — living in eastern Kansas, just … Continue reading The President from Missouri