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William Westmoreland

Personal information
NameWilliam Childs Westmoreland
Resting placeWest Point Cemetery
AllegianceUnited States United States of America
Years of service1936 - 1972
Commands held504th Parachute Infantry Regiment
187th Regimental Combat Team
101st Airborne Division
Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy
XVIII Airborne Corps
Military Assistance Command, Vietnam
Chief of Staff of the United States Army
Battles/warsWorld War II
Korean War
Vietnam War
AwardsDistinguished Service Medal (3)
Legion of Merit (3)
Bronze Star (2)
Air Medal (10)

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William Childs Westmoreland (March 26, 1914 - July 18, 2005) was a United States Army General, who commanded US military operations in the Vietnam War at its peak (1964 � 68), during the Tet Offensive. He adopted a strategy of attrition against the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam and the North Vietnamese Army. He later served as U.S. Army Chief of Staff from 1968 to 1972.

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