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Douglas MacArthur II

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Douglas MacArthur II, nephew of the famous WWII General, served in the state department when John Foster Dulles was Secretary of state. One evening Mr. Dulles called MacArthur at his home. His wife answered the phone and explained that her husband was not there. Not recognizing who the caller was, she angrily complained, "MacArthur is where MacArthur always is, weekdays, Saturdays, Sundays, and nights&md;in that office!"

Within minutes Dulles had MacArthur on the phone. He gave him this terse order: "Go home at once, Boy. Your home front is crumbling!"