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William Westmoreland

US General William Westmoreland

Profession: US General

United States of America

Biography: Commanded US forces during the Vietnam War from 1964 to 1968.

Born: March 26, 1914
Birthplace: Saxon, South Carolina, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aries

Died: July 18, 2005 (aged 91)

Historical Events

  • 1967-04-24 Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland says in a news conference that the enemy had "gained support in the United States that gives him hope that he can win politically that which he cannot win militarily."
  • 1967-11-21 Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland tells news reporters: "I am absolutely certain that whereas in 1965 the enemy was winning, today he is certainly losing."

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