ROBERT A. LOVETT - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY, GENERAL OMAR N. BRADLEY - HFSID 289913
Sale Price $552.50
KOREAN WAR MILITARY LEADERS: OMAR BRADLEY, ROBERT LOVETT and MATTHEW
14x11 photo of All three, Bradley and Ridgway in uniform, are shown seated in serious discussion
Photograph signed: "Omar N. Bradley", "M. B. Ridgway", "Robert A. Lovett". B/w, 14x11, Shown in serious discussion at a conference table. These three signers, each of whom had made a major contribution to US defense policy in earlier conflicts, were key decision makers advising President Truman during the Korean War. OMAR BRADLEY (1893-1981) took command of the First Army in January of 1944, which, constituting the Allied right wing, landed at Utah and Omaha beaches, Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944. In August of 1944, he became the Commander of the 12th Army Group, the largest force ever commanded on the field. Bradley served as the first Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1949 to 1953, being promoted to Five-Star General of the Army in 1950. Lackingthe arrogance and ostentation of some other generals, Bradley became known as "the soldier's general." ROBERT LOVETT (1895-1986) was a President of the Union Pacific Railroad and an investment banker, but kept being recalled to government service. A naval aviator in World War I, he was Assistant Secretary of Defense for air during World War II, presiding efficiently over the massive buildup of US air power. After serving as Assistant Secretary of Defense under George Marshall, he became Secretary of Defense in the final two years of the Truman administration, engaged in Korean War planning while advocating a continuing buildup of US military forces. He declined a Cabinet post in the Kennedy administration, but suggested to JFK the name of Dean Rusk as Secretary of State. Lovett was one of the small group of "Wise Men" who advised Presidents of both parties during the Cold War. MATTHEW 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. Corners lightly worn. Bottom left corner creased. Pencil note (unknown hand) and affixed paper on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.
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