TYR Tactical

You Never Know Where They’ll Show Up

Grzegorz sends regards from the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, Taiwan.

6 Responses to “You Never Know Where They’ll Show Up”

  1. Pete says:

    Douglas McArthur.

    One of the two people I heard my Grandmother disparage.
    She felt Nixon was “disappointing”. McArthur was “Dugout Dug” and a vainglorious idiot. She had nothing good to say about him fifty years after he died.

    My Grandfather served under McArthur in the liberation of Luzon and then,got called up to go to Korea after TF Smith under McArthur again.

    Look at McArthur’s track record and ask how did we win the Second World War and rate a draw in Korea…

  2. Bradkaf308 says:

    I’m no historian, but I saw a documentary about the great depression & it talked about the WW1 veterans who went to Washington to ask for aid, some went with their families. they set up a camp etc it went on for quiet a while. As this documentary put it McArthur disobeyed orders & marched on the vets. But he still made General somehow.

    • Stu says:

      Are you thinking of the Bonus Army?

    • Pete says:

      You mean the time McArthur took a limo to watch the tanks run over the Veterans’ Encampment on the Anacostia Flats? The time the President ordered him not to attack crippled veterans but he did anyway?

      McArthur was a POS, but also the Army Chief of Staff at the time. That’s is how he got sent to the Philippines, and look how that turned out….

  3. zcorsair says:

    It’s doubly amazing given Chiang Kai-chek’s incompetence as a military leader, that the Kuomintang was able to battle Mao’s communists for so long. His wife (US born) was the one who kept things together and held the confidence of their US benefactors. Chiang was an entitled fool who squandered all the aid and goodwill his wife had brought to their cause.