Ridg·way (rĭjwā′), Matthew Bunker 1895-1993.
American army officer who commanded airborne divisions in Europe during World War II. He was supreme commander of United Nations forces in Korea (1951-1952) and of NATO forces in Europe (1952-1953) and served as chief of staff of the US Army (1953-1955).
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