Arthur Macarthur was a brave teenaged officer in the Civil War. He won the Medal of Honor at 18, and was a Lt. Col by the age of 19. Years later his son, Douglas MacArthur, would also win the Medal of Honor - making them one of only two Father-Son recipients of the Medal of Honor.
You can't feel me, but I'm there holding your hand through it all. - This is what I can imagine you saying to me Bubba... I miss you my dear son and I know you watch over me and your Sissy from Heaven. <3
Obama shakes the prosthetic hand of Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Arthur Petry on July 12, 2011. Petry was at the White House <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2011/POLITICS/07/12/medal.of.honor/" target="_blank">to receive the Medal of Honor.</a> The Army Ranger lost his hand while tossing an enemy grenade away from fellow soldiers in Afghanistan.
If you fly into Duluth International Airport and stroll the concourse you will come upon a bronze statue portraying Lt. Joseph Gomer in full flight gear. The statue, dedicated on June 20, 2012, was built with funds raised by military veterans in Duluth. Joining the famed 99th Fighter Squadron of the Tuskegee Airman in 1942 he would fly 68 missions
Lt Gen Arthur MacArthur, Jr was the father of Gen Douglas MacArthur of WW2 fame. In addition to their both being promoted to the rank of general officer, Arthur MacArthur, Jr. and Douglas MacArthur also share the distinction of having been the first father and son to each be awarded a Medal of Honor. When MacArthur retired in 1909, he was one of the last officers on active duty in the Army who had served in the Civil War.
Two of the CSS Alabama's officers on deck, during her visit to Capetown in August 1863. They are Lieutenant Arthur Sinclair IV, (left) and Lieutenant Richard F. Armstrong (USNA 1861). The gun beside them is a 32-pounder of Lt. Sinclair's Division. Halftone image, copied from Sinclair's book, "Two Years on the Alabama". US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 57255. via Navsource
The location of a significant Civil War battlefield, Sabine Pass Battleground State Historic Site honors a small band of heroic Confederate soldiers that defeated four Union gunboats and prevented Union forces from penetrating the Texas interior in 1863. The site features a stately bronze statue of Confederate Lt. Richard “Dick” Dowling, who led the 46 men to victory, and an interpretive pavilion illustrating the story of the battle.
Arthur Macarthur was a brave teenaged officer in the Civil War. He earned the Medal of Honor at 18 and was a Lt. Col by the age of 19. Years later his son Douglas MacArthur would also earn the Medal of Honor - making them one of only two Father-Son recipients of the Medal of Honor.