General MacArthur Returns to the Philippines

July 3, 1961 - General Douglas MacArthur returned today to the Philippines, a land he has long known and a people he loves. Nearly 2 million Filipinos turned out to greet their World War II liberator, who is on a 10-day sentimental journey to scenes of some of his famous battles. "I have returned," he told a huge crowd that welcomed him at Manila International Airport today, paraphrasing his famous pledge, "I shall return." General MacArthur received the Medal of Honor for his service in the Philippines campaign, which made him and his father Arthur MacArthur Jr. the first father and son to be awarded the medal.

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