GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/09/1949 - HFSID 172984
Sale Price $360.00
MATHEW B. RIDGWAY
Mathew B. Ridgway sends a typed letter forwarding his photograph.
Typed Letter Signed: "M.B. Ridgway", 1p, 7x9. On Department of the Army Office of the Chief of Staff stationary. Washington, D. C.,1949 December 9. Addressed to Mr. Eddie Sousa, Livermore, California. In full: "Dear Eddie: It gives me much pleasure to comply with your request for my autographed photograph [not present]. With warm personal regards, Sincerely," General Ridgway (1895-1993) saw action at Salerno, Normandy (parachuted on D-Day) and the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. 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. Ridgway 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. Fine condition.
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