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    General Matthew B. Ridgway: His World War II Overseas Cap with Two Bullion Stars and Braid Trim as Major General. Size 7, with name of English maker J. Collett Ltd. and 1944 date on inside leather band. Made for Ridgway as he cooled his heels in Britain awaiting D-Day. His 82nd Airborne unit played a major role in the invasion. He succeeded Douglas MacArthur in Korea, and was Army Chief of Staff for two years, 1953-55. In later years, Ridgway resided in the Pittsburgh area, and a letter from collector Peter V. Vaughn, included, attests that the cap was purchased from an estate auction held by the Melon Institute there. An evocative item from one of the most prominent military leaders of his day. Excellent condition.

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    December, 2008
    2nd-3rd Tuesday-Wednesday
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