(1895-1993)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.
|Placed By||Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 10:14am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 595924 N 4485826|
|Decimal Degrees||40.51761667, -79.86765000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 31.057', W 79° 52.059'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 31' 3.42" N, 79° 52' 3.54" W|
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|Area Code(s)||412, 724|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 602 Field Club Rd, Pittsburgh PA 15238, US|
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