Matthew Ridgeway

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Birthday
3, 1895
Birthplace
Hampton, VA
Death Date
Jul 26, 1993 (98)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
3, 1895
Birthplace
Hampton, VA
Death Date
Jul 26, 1993 (98)

About

Commander of U.S. troops during the World War II Normandy invasion and commander of U.N. forces during the Korean War.

Before Fame

He attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and taught Spanish upon graduation.

Trivia

He took over control of the Eighty-Second Airborne division just before the Normandy invasion.

Family Life

He was the son of a U.S. Army Colonel and spent his childhood as an Army brat.

Associated With

He and General Lucian Truscott were both featured on the cover of Life magazine.