Wednesday, January 18, 2012

General William Westmoreland

General William Westmoreland:

-William Westmoreland was born on March 26, 1914
-He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout before entering the Citadel in 1931. After one year in school, he transferred to West Point. During his time at the academy he proved to be an exceptional cadet and by graduation had become the corps' first captain. He then graduated in 1936.
- In 1964, he was sent to Vietnam by President Johnson as a deputy commander. While only serving in this position for a few months, he was promoted to the rank of full general.
-Westmoreland became ‘Man of the Year’ in "Time" magazine for his leadership.
-General Westmoreland retired in 1972, then later died in 2005 at the age of 91.


  1. That's amazing he was able to achieve so much in such a short amount of time. It's great to see what people are capable when they push themselves and work hard.

    1. It's amazing that he achieved all that in just a few short months. Shows that if you put your mind to something, anything is possible.

  2. This man was a wonderful commander for the US. He did a lot for the US and used many tactics that were successful for the US in Vietnam. A commander that is missed today.