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General Matthew Bunker Ridgway's WWII Airborne Jump Suit HBT Coveralls Set

General Ridgway's original jump suit purchased from his estate with full documentation...HBT jump coverall suit has his 4 star rank insignia as worn during the Korean War and the shadows of his WWII rank can be clearly seen on the underside of the shoulders...Included are the original sales receipt and auction tag from his estate sale.

This is one of the finest General Officer uniforms ever offered and it is certainly one of the few uniforms worn by a true combat commader of General's rank... Ridgway was one of a very few Generals in WWII who actually fought on the ground and lead by example...The highest ranking U.S. Airborne officer in WWII to make a combat jump in 1944...General Ridgway helped plan the airborne operations on Operation Overlord and he jumped with his troops in Normandy.

Commands Held:15th 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

Campaigns, Battles & Wars: Mexican Border Service... World War I {not overseas} ...Banana Wars... United States occupation of Nicaragua ...World War II ...Operation Husky... Operation Overlord ...Battle of the Bulge ...Operation Market Garden ...Operation Varsity... Korean War... Battle of Chipyongni... Battle of Wonju

Medals & Awards: Distinguished 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 

Links to detailed biographical history of General Ridgway:

http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/ridgway.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Ridgway

http://militaryhistory.about.com/od/1900s/p/matthew-ridgway.htm

Interesting trades considered to include 1950s-1970s vintage Rolex and Tudor watches

I will consider partial trades for rare US Airborne artifacts, US Medals groupings, Vietnam era Rolex GMT Master, Submariner, Cosmograph, Daytona, Explorer, Sea Dweller and Tudor Submariner and Chronograph watches, especially one owner watches with Box and Papers and solid provenance!

(General Matthew B. Ridgway WWII Airborne Jump Suit)

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