In the months following December 8th 1941, over 10,000 soldiers died and over 70,000 were captured and forced into the Bataan Death March, mostly due to the colossal ineptitude of the United States worst general of all time, "Dugout Doug" MacArthur.
MacArthur was a legend in his own mind
Most of the blood falls on the hands of the dishonest coward General “dugout Doug” MacArthur, a man with such cowardice that he actually tried to absolve himself of responsibility for the December 8th 1941 disaster.
Drunkard General U.S Grant was one of the USA's worst generals. but he pales when compared to Macarthur. Macauthur accepted a $500,000 bribe from the Philippine givernment for the purpose of trying to make America neutral in the war!
He was a notorious coward, and put his men's lives at risk with free abandon.
It's no wonder that his only son, Arthur MacArthur IV went homo, changed his last name, and went into hiding in Greenwich village.
MacArthur had such a titanic ego that he put himself in for the Congressional Medal of Honor for FAILING to defend the Philippines.
Who accepts a medal for heroism for orchestrating a failure that cost 10,000 lives?
He also stole an Air Medal, the Distinguished Flying Cross (which he got at age 71!), plus SEVEN unwarranted silver star medals.
Read here why MacAuthur should be stripped from his memorial and all of his stolen medals.
I think his tomb in Norfolk Virginia should be emptied and his body re-buried in Leavenworth.