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Westmoreland, William C. (William Childs), 1914-

View Resource Noted US Vietnam Commander Dies

This past Monday, retired General William Westmoreland passed away in his sleep in Charleston, S.C. Westmoreland was well known for his leadership of the US forces during the Vietnam War, and often came under fire for his aggressive advocacy of military buildup. Near the end of Westmoreland’s tenure as commander of US forces, the success of the Tet Offensive seemed to overshadow some of his...