GENERAL WILLIAM C. WESTMORELAND - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/25/1970 - HFSID 172191
Sale Price $378.00
WILLIAM WESTMORELAND. TLS: "Childs" as Four-Star General and U.S. Army Chief of Staff, 1p, 7x8½. No place, but likely Washington, D.C., 1970 February 25. On letterhead imprinted with his Four-Star General flag to Ben H. Brown, Jr., Evanston, Illinois. In full: "I was sorry to learn from your 13 February letter that your mother's condition is still critical, and hope the last few days have indicated a change for the better. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with her, and I appreciate you keeping me posted. It was good to have an opportunity to talk with Ranny, and I look forward to your coming to Washington. With warm regards". Written two years before Westmoreland retired from military service. Mr. Brown's mother died in March 1970. William Childs Westmoreland (1914-2005), a veteran of WWII, was Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point (1960-1963) and Commander of the U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, and United States Army, Vietnam, at the peak of the Vietnam War (1964-1968). Westmoreland, who then served as Army Chief of Staff (1968-1972), supervised the Army's disengagement from Vietnam and the transition from the draft to an all-volunteer army. Lightly creased with mid-horizontal fold, not at signature. Fine condition.
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