GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - ENVELOPE SIGNED CIRCA 1982 - HFSID 33225
Sale Price $144.00
MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY
Matthew B. Ridgway signs the back flap of an envelope with only his last name.
Envelope signed: "Ridgway", over pre-printed address, 6½x3¾. 20-cent stamp affixed, postmarked Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1982 December 29. Typed address of a collector in Atlantic City, New Jersey at upper middle. The World War II General who saw action at Salerno, Normandy (parachuted on D-Day) and the Battle of the Bulge, was Commander of the Eighth Army in Korea. When he took over in December 1950, he moved immediately to revitalize the seriously demoralized Army and succeeded so well that by late January 1951, the Eighth Army took the offensive again. He replaced General MacArthur as Allied Commander of the U.N. forces in the Far East after MacArthur was recalled by President Truman in April 1951. Under his leadership, the Korean armistice talks began in July 1951. He succeeded Eisenhower as Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in Europe in 1952 and was Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army from 1953-1955. Flap has 1-inch tear at upper left not near signature. Fine condition.
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