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.
GENERAL MACARTHUR INSPECTS KOREAN WAR FRONT: General of the Army Douglas MacArthur, Commander in-Chief, Far East Command, on an inspection tour of the South Korean Forces after the surprise attack by the North Koreans.
Arthur MacArthur, center, son of Allied Supreme Commander in Japan, General Douglas MacArthur, salutes a military parade past the Imperial Palace Plaza in Tokyo, Japan, during 4th of July celebrations, on July 7, 1948. Standing next to him is his mother, Mrs. Jean MacArthur. (AP Photo) Ref #: PA.8673858
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.
"At the Aa, March 1917. A Russian prisoner who tried to escape through our positions at night, back to the Russian lines, but was shot by us. The big mark on his cheek is the exit wound." (On reverse in German)