Westmoreland, William Childs

March 26, 1914–July 18, 2005


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  • Title Westmoreland, William Childs
  • Coverage March 26, 1914–July 18, 2005
  • Author
  • Keywords Soldier, ordered to the Ninth Infantry Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, landed in North Africa for his first combat experience, later served in the Normandy invasion (June 1944), the Huertgen Forest (fall 1944), the Battle of the Bulge (December 1944–January 1945), and at the Remagen Bridge (March 1945), appointed regimental commander in the Eighty-second Airborne Division, assigned to Vietnam as deputy to General Paul Harkins, commander of U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, supervised the establishment of the all-volunteer force and elimination of the draft,
  • Website Name South Carolina Encyclopedia
  • Publisher University of South Carolina, Institute for Southern Studies
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  • Access Date August 19, 2022
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update July 26, 2016
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