Remembering the crowning achievement of the Greatest Generation
September 3, 2020
On September 2, 1945–75 years ago–standing behind General Douglas MacArthur, on the deck of BB63, the U.S.S. Missouri, was an emaciated-looking General Jonathan M. Wainwright.
Wainwright had waited out World War II as a Prisoner of War after surrendering to the Imperial Japanese Army when Corregidor in Manila Bay was lost in early 1942. Wainwright, incidentally, was born in Walla Walla, on...