GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 191753
Sale Price $162.00
MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY
He signs on this FDC honoring General Douglas MacArthur
First Day Cover Signed: "M.B. Ridgway/General, U.S. Army/Retired", 6½x3½. First Day Cover honoring Douglas MacArthur, postmarked Norfolk, Virginia, January 26, 1971, 6-cent stamp affixed. Cachet picturing MacArthur is captioned: "Honoring General MacArthur. Supreme Commander Allied Forces. Southwest Pacific Area. 'I Shall Return'. 1880-1964. Matthew Bunker Ridgway (1895-1993) planned and executed the Army's first major airborne assault in Sicily during WWII.In April 1951, he succeeded General of the Army Douglas MacArthur as Commander of United Nations forces in Korea and of allied occupying forces in Japan. In June 1952, Ridgway replaced General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower as Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in Europe. He served as Army Chief of Staff from 1953-1955. Pinholes in left corners. Slightly creased at right corners. Otherwise, fine condition.
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