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LTC Stephen F.
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Thank you, my friend Maj Marty Hogan for making us aware that March 26 is the anniversary of the birth of United States Army General William Childs Westmoreland who most notably commanded U.S. forces during the Vietnam War from 1964 to 1968

William Childs Westmoreland graduated with the USMA, West Point Class of 1936 as graduate number 10,571. He served with the 9th Infantry Division in the European Theater of Operations during WWII, in the Korean War and in the Vietnam War.

Rest in peace William Childs Westmoreland!

Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr.: The Crisis in the U.S. Military
Episode S0386, Recorded on September 20, 1979

Images: 1914- 2005 William Childs Westmoreland 'I have no apologies, no regrets. I gave my very best efforts'

Background from west-point.org/users/usma1936/10571/
Gen. Westmoreland died at the age of 91

Graduate West Point class of 1936.
During WWII commanded artillery battalions in Sicily and North Africa
Chief of Staff 9th Infantry Division
Instructed at Command and General Staff College; Army War College
Commanded 187th Airborne Infantry Reg Combat Team, Korea
Commanded 101st Airborne Division
Commanded XVIII Airborne Corps
Appointed Deputy Commander MACV on 6-20-64
Attended Harvard Business School AMP.
5 Honorary Degrees. 17 Battle campaign in 3 wars.
4 Distinguished Service Medals.
Decorated by 16 foreign countries. (4 from S. Amer., 5 Eur., 7 Far East).
Commanded all military elements from Platoon to Chief of Staff.
Superintendent, US Military Academy.
Commanded 3 major Army posts.
Commanded US troops in Vietnam and advised S Vietnam military for over 4 years Chief of Staff, US Army, for 4 years.
Man of Year - TIME Mag. '65
Headed Task Force for Economic Growth for Governor of S Carolina.
Traveled extensively. Lecturer - Spoken to numerous college audiences and civic groups.
Board Director of a number of corporations and organizations.
Paratrooper, helicopter pilot.
Sports: golf, swimming, hunting.

"A Soldier Reports", (a memoir of 40 years in uniform - unique Vietnam experience, centerpiece.) Author: Westmoreland - Published by Doubleday, (May '80 published by Dell in paperback.)
"Riding to Battle: Reminiscence of 1941-43". (Westmoreland, William C., Army, Apr 1993,pp. 43-44).
Samuel Zaffiri,"Westmoreland: A Biography of General William C. Westmoreland",(1995, ISBN [login to see] , Amazon.com).
"The Eagle Scout"; US News and World Report (Special Report) March 16, 1998.

He is survived by his wife Kitsy, and 3 children
Interment services will be Saturday, July 23, 2005 at West Point. The chapel service will be closed to the public. Burial in the West Point cemetery will follow, and is open to the public. Since the chapel service is at 1000 hours, it is estimated that time of the graveside service will be approximately 1045-1100 hours.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Army Emergency Relief Fund, 200 Stovall Street, Suite 5n13, Alexandria, VA 22332; The American Red Cross, Lowcountry Chapter, 5290 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC 29406; The Salvation Army, 4248 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC 29405, or West Point Fund, Association of Graduates, 698 Mills Road, West Point, New York, 10996."

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RIP, Sir! Rakkasan! 06-09

LTC Stephen F.
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CW5 Jack Cardwell
Great share Maj Marty Hogan
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SPC Douglas Bolton
Maj Marty Hogan A general at wrong place at the wrong time.
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