Born in Pittsburgh's Steel Valley, Governor Ridge was raised in a working- class family. He graduated from Harvard with honors in 1967, before being drafted into the U.S. Army to serve as an infantry staff sergeant in Vietnam. His service earned him the Bronze Star for Valor, the Combat Infantry Badge and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. In 1982, he became one of the first Vietnam combat veterans elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and was overwhelmingly re-elected five times.
Additionally, Tom Ridge serves on public and private boards and is currently the chairman of the National Organization on Disability. His nonprofit work also includes service with the Council for Competitiveness, the Center for U.S. Global Engagement, the Center for Excellence in Government and the Center for the Study of the Presidency. He continues to contribute to matters concerning our nation's veterans and, along with Gen. Tommy Franks (Ret.), serves as national co-chairman of the Flight 93 Memorial Fundraising Campaign.
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