The War: End of the Tour

"Unless it was beyond my control," General William Childs Westmoreland has said proudly, "I have never left any job that I hadn't finished." Last week, his task in Viet Nam far from finished, Westy got the word that he would be coming home to replace General Harold Johnson in July as Army Chief of Staff.

Westmoreland, 54, was long overdue for a new assignment. Though most fighting men are rotated home after a year's tour of duty, he has been on the job for more than four years, and since June 1964 has served as commander of all U.S. forces...

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