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William Westmoreland

William WestmorelandAKA William Childs Westmoreland

Born: 26-Mar-1914
Birthplace: Spartanburg County, SC
Died: 18-Jul-2005
Location of death: Charleston, SC [1]
Cause of death: Natural Causes
Remains: Buried, US Military Academy, West Point, NY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Military
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Commanded US Army in Vietnam War

Military service: US Army (1936-72)

Retired from active service July 1972.

[1] Bishop Gadsden Retirement Community, Charleston, SC.

Father: James Ripley Westmoreland
Mother: Eugenia Talley Childs
Sister: Margaret
Wife: Katherine S. Van Deusen ("Kitsy", m. 1947)
Son: James Ripley Westmoreland
Daughter: Katherine ("Stevie")
Daughter: Margaret

    University: The Citadel
    University: US Military Academy, West Point (1936)
    University: Harvard Business School
    Administrator: Superintendent, US Military Academy, West Point (1960-63)

    US Army Chief of Staff (1968-72)
    US Defense Department Commander, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (1964-68)
    Alfalfa Club 1969
    Boy Scouts of America
    Time Person of the Year 1965
    Distinguished Service Medal 4 times
    Distinguished Eagle Scout Award
    Eagle Scout 1930
    Silver Buffalo 1967
    South Carolina Hall of Fame 1986

    Hearts and Minds (1974) · Himself

Author of books:
A Soldier Reports (1976)

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