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.

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