Death of William Westmoreland

March 26, 1914 - July 18, 2005
Charleston, South Carolina | Age 91

Commander of American troops in Vietnam dies at 91
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Retired General William Westmoreland, who commanded American troops in the Vietnam War has died at the age of 91 years-old.

Westmoreland died on Monday night of natural causes at Bishop Gadsden retirement community in Charleston, South Carolina.

He had lived there with his wife for several years, according to his son, James Ripley Westmoreland.

Westmoreland - who quickly rose through the ranks while serving in Europe during World War II and later became superintendent...

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