July 18, 2005
Vietnam-era U.S. commander Westmoreland dies
MIAMI (Reuters) - Gen. William Westmoreland, who led U.S.
troops in Vietnam from 1965 until 1968, has died at age 91.
Westmoreland, under whose command the number of U.S.
fighting men rose from just a few thousand to more than
500,000, died at the Bishop Gadsden retirement community, in
Charleston, South Carolina on Monday night, said Linda Maines,
the night supervisor at the home.