LAST JOURNEY FOR AN OLD SOLDIER
MacArthur lost his most important battle, and died in Washington, D.C. on 5 April 1964.
His body was flown to Norfolk, Va. Here at the Naval Air Station, began the last solemn ceremonial tribute.
From this point, the body was taken to the heart of Norfolk, placed on a caisson and drawn slowly to
the downtown Memorial. A crowd of more than 150,000 silently watched the cortege pass and in the remaining
hours before the funeral, more than 60,000 filed past his bier. Mourners from many nations paid their
respect. It was Saturday, April 11, 1964, and the flag was removed from his casket. The General was
laid to rest in one of the two sunken crypts in the rotunda. There he sleeps amidst all his glory, surrounded
by all his medals, books, flags, personal souvenirs and effects. There are few indeed who have served
their country so well. Duty - Honor - Country. His wife, Jean Marie Faircloth, died in N.Y. City on
Jan. 22, 2000, at the age of 101.