Correct me if I am wrong, the but the only six star generals were our first president, George Washington and General John J. "Blackjack" Pershing from WWI fame. He had the title of "General of the ArmieS."Greetings one and all from sunny Sierra Vista, Arizona. It is a pleasant 81 with 8 percent humidity! From what I understand, it is gonna get a wee bit chilly back in Springfield tonight. Donít worry, Iíll be back in town all tanned and summer acclimated just in time for the next cool spell progged for early next week.
As for the questions and observations posed by Richard and Mote; considering the backgrounds of some here, I have and will continue to guard closely my anonymity. I will say that, by choice, for 9 years, 11 months and 10 days my Eagle served me just fine. Earlier offers were made but declined as more often than not, the 7 and above drives a impassable wedge between the Eís and the Oís that causes work to grind to a halt. Everyone knows it is the enlisted men and women that keep the military functioning.(With that statement, you can eliminate me from the graduates of The Point.)
As for the 6-stars, The Indispensable Man was the first and the one who THOUGHT he was the Indispensable Man (until Harry showed him the door) was the second. The second never wore the 6-stars.
I wasn't aware that MacArthur was anymore than a five star general. And he certainly should have been fired for his insubordination although his landing at Inchon was political genius. But he thought he was God and infallible. Most people took his side against Truman and for MacArthur but when the history books were finally sorted out the truth won out.
Correct me if I am wrong.
BTW, full bird Colonel is no mean feat. I do hope you enjoyed all of that bulloney the officers have to put up with. That would have ruled any consideration out for me had I been so inclined. But I was just a peon doing my time in when the draft was in effect.