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GENERAL WILLIAM C. WESTMORELAND - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 07/06/1991 - HFSID 191763

WILLIAM WESTMORELAND. TLS: "W.C. Westmoreland", ¾p, 7¼x10½. Charleston, South Carolina, 1991 July 6. On his personal imprinted General, United States Army, Retired letterhead to Bob Hemminger, Woodbine, Georgia.

Sale Price $270.00

Reg. $300.00

Condition: fine condition
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WILLIAM WESTMORELAND. TLS: "W.C. Westmoreland", ¾p, 7¼x10½. Charleston, South Carolina, 1991 July 6. On his personal imprinted General, United States Army, Retired letterhead to Bob Hemminger, Woodbine, Georgia. In full: "Please tell your students that I have written to you and applaud your efforts to encourage your students to study and gain an education. I use the word 'gain' and not 'get', because an education is an asset that will pay dividends in every sense of the word. There are a lot of stupid people in this world and only a few are born that way. In our society there is no valid excuse for not earning an education and being all you can be. Best wishes to all." 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. Westmoreland, who received his fourth star in 1964, retired from the military in 1972. Lightly creased with folds, not at signature. Fine condition.

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