Sentimental Men…

“Professional soldiers are sentimental men, for all the harsh realities of their calling. In their wallets and in their memories they carry bits of philosophy, fragments of poetry, quotations from the Scriptures, which, in times of stress and danger speak to them with great meaning.”

Matthew Ridgway (1895 to 1993)

Matthew Bunker Ridgway was a US Army officer who planned and executed the first major airborne assault in US military history with the attack on Sicily (July 1943).


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