Army Staff Sgt. Ty M. Carter provides overwatch during a 2012 deployment to Afghanistan. On Aug. 26, Carter will become the fifth living Medal of Honor recipient for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan when he is recognized for his actions during a 2009 battle in Afghanistan's Nuristan province. U.S. Army photo
Today in WW2 history 2/22/1942 FDR personally orders MacArthur to leave the Philippines. This photo is from Hawaii in 1944. From left to right: MacArthur, Roosevelt, Nimitz, Leahy. MacArthur left for Australia via PT boats through Philippine waters to Mindanao and then by B-17 to Australia.