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Matthew Ridgway

General Matthew Bunker Ridgway
Personal information
NameMatthew Bunker Ridgway
NicknameOld Iron Tits
Resting placeArlington National Cemetery
AllegianceUnited States of America
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1917 � 1955
Commands held15th Infantry Regiment
82nd Airborne Division
XVIII Airborne Corps
8th US Army
Supreme UN and US commander in Korea
Chief of Staff of the United States Army
Battles/warsMexican Border Service
World War I (not overseas)
Banana Wars *United States occupation of Nicaragua World War II *Operation Husky *Operation Overlord *Operation Market Garden *Battle of the Bulge *Operation Varsity Korean War *Battle of Chipyong-ni *Battle of Wonju
AwardsDistinguished Service Cross (2)
Army Distinguished Service Medal (4)
Silver Star (2)
Legion of Merit (2)
Bronze Star w/ Valor Device
Purple Heart
Presidential Medal of Freedom

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Matthew Bunker Ridgway (March 3, 1895 � July 26, 1993) was a United States Army General. He held several major commands and was most famous for resurrecting the United Nations (U.N.) war effort during the Korean War. Several historians have credited Ridgway for turning around the war in favor of the UN side. His long and prestigious military career was recognized by the award of the Presidential Medal of Freedom on May 12, 1986 by President Ronald Reagan, who stated that "Heroes come when they're needed; great men step forward when courage seems in short supply."

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Utah GOP State Central Committee Meeting 6/14/08. Discussion against resolution calling to drop a trespassing infraction charge against Mike Ridgway who attended a public GOP meeting and was arrested for his attendance and no other reason. Matthew Bell, one of several speakers to speak out against a resolution proposed to drop the trespassing infraction charge against political activist, Mike Ridgway, who attempted to attend a Salt Lake County GOP Executive Committee meeting on 3/7/2007. Mike was arrested on false charges, based upon false written evidence presented by one or more members present at that meeting. All charges were later dropped when city prosecutors discovered they had been lied to with false information. Unfortunately for Mike, it took 5 days in jail to gather that proof, whereupon all charges were dismissed. GOP leaders were so disgusted with this they forced prosecutors to reinstate Class B trespassing charges, as they wanted to "teach Mike a lesson". 16 months later, the case has been reduced to a mere infraction where Mike will no longer be allowed the opportunity for a jury trial as there is no possibility of being convicted with jail time. Do the GOP state party leaders have the authority to recommend charges for trespassing be dropped? Well... Mike failed to succumb to witness tampering when GOP leader Vice Chair(Todd Weiler) wanted "something" in return before the GOP would consider dropping the charge. Mike and has steadfastly maintained his 100 <b>...</b>
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How to draw cartoony children in the art style of Ben Caldwell by Matthew Ridgway
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After recording the entire process of it turns out camstudio just refused to give me the file, so i quickly did this one using BB Flashback. I'll be using that from now on. This was made in exactly 21 minutes, so forgive the sketchy-ness. (Song title: The Snake In Dallas - Gorillaz)
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This is the...3rd? I believe? digital painting I've ever done. In dire need of a new tablet and never was really very good at painting in the first place. Don't forget, to find out all the music I use in each of my videos go here
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Phil Ovens, survival expert, has returned to the unforgiving wild, but finds himself unexpectedly at a birthday party.
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Used techniques found in John Howe's Fantasy Drawing Workshop.
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My best friend, Sam, just passed away. I drew a ponified caricature of him, because like me he was a brony. I actually introduced him to the show. I am pretty sure he would have wanted to be a pegasus, so he could fly around and whatnot. Miss you, Sam. I hope you're flying around Cloudsdale!
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How to draw basic shapes.
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Why is US still involved in overseas wars? - The Mercury Tweet this news
The Mercury--After the Korean War ended in 1953, the man I believe to be our finest military mind of the Twentieth Century, General -Matthew Ridgway-, warned Congress and anyone else who would listen of the perils of US involvement in Asia without specifi - Date : Wed, 05 Oct 2011 11:01:55 GMT
Mexico High School spring sports reports - Mexico Ledger Tweet this news
Mexico Ledger--“That was a frustrating thing, but a big plus for us was the pitching we got from two sophomores, -Matt Ridgway- and Elijah Robinson,” Louder noted. Ridgway threw the first 4.1 innings, striking out four, walking one and hitting a batte - Date : Fri, 06 May 2011 17:29:47 GMT+00:00
Eagle Scout project sprouts new garden for seniors - North Brunswick Sentinel Tweet this news
North Brunswick Sentinel--Below: -Matt Ridgway- (lr), Krawczyk and Kevin Jian prepare the area for the garden.Nicholas Krawczyk, 16, designed a garden and seating area for the senior citizens as part of his Eagle Scout project. The township resident is a - Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2011 22:20:47 GMT+00:00
The Art of War Series: How to Win - Family Security Matters Tweet this news
Family Security Matters---Matthew Ridgway- assumed command of the Eighth Army in Korea, he was no less ruthless than Marshall had been with commanders in the field who did not measure up. Our problem is that more incompetence lies in the White House and E - Date : Sat, 30 Apr 2011 08:33:33 GMT+00:00
North Atlanta Undone by Opponent's Late Rally - Tweet this news pitcher James -Ridgway- threw five shutout innings in a complete game for the hosts, who scored in their final two at-bats. The victory snapped a five-game skid for Druid Hills, while North Atlanta dropped its second-straight despite le - Date : Thu, 14 Apr 2011 10:04:18 GMT+00:00
Mexico High School spring sports report - Mexico Ledger Tweet this news
Mexico Ledger---Matt Ridgway- threw all five innings for Mexico. Nobody had more than one hit for the Bulldogs in a balanced attack. The Bulldogs play twice next week with V/JV dates Monday at Helias and Tuesday at home against NCMC rival Hannibal.--- - Date : Fri, 15 Apr 2011 18:33:45 GMT+00:00
Mexico High School baseball and track results - Mexico Ledger Tweet this news
Mexico Ledger--Winning pitcher -Matt Ridgway- had a hit, while getting hit by a pitch and taking a walk; Grady Frazier produced a legitimate inside-the-park homer and Erik Phillips contributed a hit and 2 RBI. TRACK: Heather Elder and Zori Holman gave MHS - Date : Wed, 06 Apr 2011 22:05:16 GMT+00:00
Player points system 'won't end imports' - Casey Weekly Cranbourne Tweet this news
Casey Weekly Cranbourne--Englishman Peter Trego, who -Ridgway- said the Swans would not be retaining for next season, would be worth eight points under the cap system next year. Swans stars Damien Wright (four points) and -Matthew- Wade (five points) also - Date : Mon, 04 Apr 2011 05:12:25 GMT+00:00
Mexico High School basketball boys - Mexico Ledger Tweet this news
Mexico Ledger--MEXICO JV BOYS: In Tuesday's preliminary contest, these Bulldogs got 16P each from Jon Anderson and Chance Davis plus 10P from -Matt Ridgway- in a 59-39 final over Boonville, making their record 15-1. “We were a little careless with - Date : Wed, 16 Feb 2011 19:48:45 GMT+00:00
Georgia Iris Society Iris Meeting - Tweet this news -Matthew Ridgway-, US Army leader in World War II and Korea. 1916: Robert Whitehead, Broadway producer (Bus Stop, A Man for All Seasons). 1952: The US Supreme Court upholds New York's Feinberg Law banning Communist teachers in - Date : Wed, 02 Mar 2011 23:29:39 GMT+00:00

Military offices
Preceded by
General Douglas MacArthur
Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers (SCAP) Japan
Succeeded by
General Mark Wayne Clark
Preceded by
General Dwight D. Eisenhower
Supreme Allied Commander Europe (NATO)
Succeeded by
General Alfred Gruenther
Preceded by
General J. Lawton Collins
Chief of Staff of the United States Army
Succeeded by
General Maxwell D. Taylor
Preceded by
Lieutenant General Walton Walker
Commanding General of the Eighth United States Army
Succeeded by
Lieutenant General James Van Fleet

Leaders of the United States Army

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Macomb * Scott * McClellan * Halleck * Grant * Sherman * Sheridan * Schofield * Miles
Chiefs of StaffYoung * Chaffee * Bates * Bell * Wood * Wotherspoon * Scott * Bliss * March * Pershing * Hines * Summerall * MacArthur * Craig * Marshall * Eisenhower * Bradley * Collins * Ridgway * Taylor * Lemnitzer * Decker * Wheeler * Johnson * Westmoreland * Palmer * Abrams * Weyand * Rogers * Meyer * Wickham * Vuono * Sullivan * Reimer * Shinseki * Schoomaker * Casey
Vice Chiefs of StaffCollins * Haislip * Hull * Bolte * Palmer * Lemnitzer * Decker * Eddleman * Hamlett * Abrams * Haines * Palmer * Haig * Weyand * Kerwin * Kroesen * Vessey * Wickham * Thurman * Brown * RisCassi * Sullivan * Reimer * Peay * Tilelli * Griffith * Crouch * Shinseki * Keane * Casey * Cody * Chiarelli |

Commanders of United States European Command and Supreme Allied Commanders of Europe

Eisenhower* * Ridgway * Gruenther * Norstad * Lemnitzer * Goodpaster * Haig * Rogers * Galvin * Shalikashvili * Joulwan * Clark * Ralston * Jones * Craddock * Stavridis

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