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January 13th 1942

Taking our truck, we went to Bottomside for water. After filling a truck with a load of powder cans at the basic source, we started home. I decided to stop by the quarters of Bill Stecker who was stationed there. I stopped the truck by the quarters and started up the walk. I was challenged by a sentry. I identified myself and said that I was calling on Lt. Stecker. Just at this moment, General and Mrs. MacArthur came around the building. The General told us that Lt. Stecker was in the field and that he was occupying the quarters. He was very pleasant to me. This is the only time I every saw General MacArthur.