Courtney Whitney – Major General, United States Army

A career Army officer, he was assigned to duty with the Government Section, General Headquarters, Supreme Commander, Allied Powers, Tokyo, Japan. He had served in World War I and World War II and in Korea. He landed with General Douglas MacArthur at Leyte in the retaking of the Philippines (“I Shall Return”). He was very highly decorated.

He died on March 21, 1969 and is buried in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery. His private memorial there reads:

Courtney Whitney
Major General – United States Army
May 20, 1897 – March 21, 1969
Lawyer, Soldier, Author
Love Forever


General Whitney (left) with General Douglas MacArthur and General Almond (right)
Korea 1950
Courtesy of the National Archives


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