US general Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964) had figured prominently in WW2 as Supreme Commander, Southwest Pacific Area, in defending and later retaking the Philippines. MacArthur accepted the Japanese surrender and oversaw the occupation of Japan between 1945 and 1951.
"...since I took the oath...at West Point, and the hopes and dreams have long since vanished,...I still remember the refrain of the popular ballad of that day which proclaimed most proudly that "old soldiers never die; they just fade away."And like the old soldier of that ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away, an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the light to see that duty." Farewell Speech Gen Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964)
Hazel Carter (d. 1918) cut her hair, dressed in an Army uniform, and boarded a troop train and eventually a ship to France as a man, to follow her husband into war. She was discovered, sent home, and died in the worldwide flu epidemic, while John Carter was still overseas. Hazel Carter of Douglas, Arizona, donned an Army uniform to stay with her soldier husband.