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Fox Chapel in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

General Matthew B. Ridgway

(1895-1993)

 
 
General Matthew B. Ridgway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 25, 2011
1. General Matthew B. Ridgway Marker
Inscription. United States Army officer; he rose to the rank of general, 1951. In World War II, commanded the 82nd Airborne Division (famed for its invasion of Sicily), 1942-44; and 18th Airborne Corps, 1944-45. Supreme commander, United Nations forces in Korea, 1951-52, and Allied Powers in Europe, 1952-53. Chief of Staff, United States Army, 1953-55; opposed massive retaliation. Chairman, Mellon Institute, 1955-60. In 1989, Ridgeway International Peace Shrine was dedicated here.
 
Erected 1999 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 31.057′ N, 79° 52.059′ W. Marker is in Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker can be reached from Field Club Road. Touch for map. Marker is located at Fox Chapel High School, entrance driveway. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15238, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oakmont Carnegie Library (approx. 1.4 miles away); Camp D. D. Gaillard (approx. 2.8 miles away); Grace United Methodist Church (approx. 3.4 miles away); Bouquet Camp (approx. 3.4 miles away); Forbes Road
General Matthew B. Ridgway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 25, 2011
2. General Matthew B. Ridgway Marker
(approx. 3.4 miles away); Guyasuta (approx. 3.8 miles away); Billy Eckstine (approx. 4 miles away); National Negro Opera Company (approx. 4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. General Matthew B. Ridgway - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on September 25, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. General Matthew Ridgway at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on September 25, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. EducationWar, KoreanWar, World II
 
General Matthew B. Ridgway image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa 1940
3. General Matthew B. Ridgway
Photograph Courtesy of the US Army
General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, April 12, 1945
4. General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander
Talks with Major Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway, CG, 18th Corps, at a headquarters in Germany, during General Eisenhower's tour of the western front. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 613 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 25, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on November 28, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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