Jan. 26, 1962 - General of the Army Douglas MacArthur celebrated his 82nd birthday in New York today, saying that he had “reached an age when every new birthday is something of a triumph.” As he greeted a delegation of cadets from the U.S. Military Academy, the general said that of all the honors he had received during his career he “prized most highly” that of being a graduate of West Point. General MacArthur, who is on the active list of the Army without command, spent the day reading birthday messages from associates and well-wishers around the world. He is board chairman of the Sperry-Rand Corporation.
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