Five star general Douglas MacArthur had repeatedly not been able to refrain from gainsaying the policies of his commander-in-chief. President Harry S. Truman accordingly relieved him of his post as Commander of United Nation forces in Korea in 1951. MacArthur's popularity was such that his return to the United States was, rather, a hero's triumphant return. His dying military star never shined more brilliantly than at his farewell speech before the joint Senate and House session. His eloquence was never more evident.