General Matthew B. Ridgway

General Matthew B. Ridgway (HMW0T)

Location: Pittsburgh, PA 15238 Allegheny County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 31.057', W 79° 52.059'

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(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.
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HM NumberHMW0T
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Year Placed1999
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 10:14am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 595924 N 4485826
Decimal Degrees40.51761667, -79.86765000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 31.057', W 79° 52.059'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 31' 3.42" N, 79° 52' 3.54" W
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Area Code(s)412, 724
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 602 Field Club Rd, Pittsburgh PA 15238, US
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