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  Westmoreland, William C.
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AffiliationRepublican  
 
NameWilliam C. Westmoreland
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Spartanburg, South Carolina , United States
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Born March 26, 1914
DiedJuly 18, 2005 (91 years)
ContributorPicimpalious
Last ModifedJuan Croniqueur
Nov 29, 2015 03:19am
Tags U.S. Army -
InfoWilliam Childs Westmoreland was a retired United States General who commanded US military operations in the Vietnam War from 1964-68. As the head of the Military Assistance Command in Vietnam his highly publicized, positive assessments of US military prospects in Vietnam were shattered by the 1968 Tet Offensive, in which Communist forces attacked cities and towns throughout South Vietnam. He later served as the Army's chief of staff.

He retired from the Army in 1972.


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Jul 18, 2005 11:00pm Obituary Vietnam-era commander Westmoreland dead  Article Monsieur 

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  07/16/1974 SC Governor - R Primary Lost 42.28% (-15.45%)
  07/02/1968 Army Chief of Staff Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
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SC US President - R Primary - Mar 05, 1988 R George H. W. Bush