MacArthur Completes Security Form For Remington-Rand Position, 1953
In 1952, retired General of The Army Douglas MacArthur was elected Chairman of the Board of Remington-Rand Corporation, basically a policy-level position with a salary of $ 68,000 per year. Since the company had many U.S. Government contracts, MacArthur was required to complete this Naval Intelligence security form, which asked for his personal data and fingerprints, which was then submitted to the FBI. While at Remington-Rand, the General sent out the letter shown below to someone who had congratulated Remington on typewriter production - a mundane subject for the 5-Star hero of WWII. MacArthur returned to West Point for the last time on May 12, 1962 to accept the Thayer Award and deliver a final speech to the cadets. He died at Walter Reed Army Medical Centertwo years later, on April 5, 1964.
MacArthur receives a gift from WWII colleagues. Left to right, General Walter Krueger, MacArthur, Admiral Thomas Kinkaid, Lt. General Leif Sverdruo, and General George Kenney.
Shortly before his death in 1964, General MacArthur returned to West Point for to receive the Sylvanus Thayer Award, "presented to an outstanding citizen of the United States whose service and accomplishments in the national interest exemplify personal devotion to the ideals expressed in the West Point motto, "DUTY, HONOR, COUNTRY." - (AUDIO BELOW)