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Gen. Matthew Ridgway in Bonn, 1952

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: April 27, 2021

George Penn ©Stars and Stripes
Bonn, West Germany, September, 1952: Gen. Matthew Ridgway talks to reporters during his first visit to the West German capital as SHAPE commander. Ridgway, who had just met with Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, lauded the German people for the "amazing and admirable spirit" they showed in rebuilding their country after World War II.