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Published on Aug 31, 2009
Douglas General MacArthur Address to the Joint Meeting of the U. S. Congress April 19, 1951 Washington D. C.
Part 4 of 4 (conclusion)
Total Length approximately 36 minutes. Divided into four parts, each about 9 minutes.
General Douglas MacArthur, former commander of Allied forces, first in World War II and then in Korea, gives his farewell address before the joint meeting of Congress on April 19, 1951. President Truman relieved MacArthur of his command over differences in opinion on strategy in Korea. In a final Address to Congress, MacArthur defends his conduct of the Korean War. "Old Soldiers never die," he famously says, "they just fade away."