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Gen. MacArthur statue has a new home in Milwaukee

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MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- General Douglas MacArthur has a new home in Milwaukee Thursday night.

Crews lowered the nine and a half foot bronze sculpture onto its new base at Veterans Park. The hope is to make it more visible to the public and passers-by than it was outside the Milwaukee County Courthouse.

A five star general during World War Two, Douglas MacArthur attended the Old Milwaukee West Division High School.


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MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- A tribute to a well known american military general won't be out for Memorial Day because it's moving to another location in Milwaukee.

The statue of General Douglas MacArthur is in storage right now. It's being moved from MacArthur Square to right near the War Memorial at Veteran's Park along Lake Michigan.

The veteran's group behind the move says the change will make the statue more visible.

"Just kind of makes my heart swell. It's a fitting memorial for the man, and Milwaukee, and his family," said Gregory West of the Veterans Community Relations Team.

The statue will be put in place next Thursday. MacArthur spent his high school days in Milwaukee. He eventually became a five-star general, leading the Allied Forces in the pacific during World War Two.

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