PERSONALITY: Civilian Westmoreland

As leader of U.S. forces in South Viet Nam from 1964 to 1968, General William Chi Ids Westmoreland directed the American military machine here at the height of war, with some 500,000 men under his command by the time of his departure. Like many other principals in the drama of the nation's longest war, Westmoreland is now far removed from the agony and ambiguity of Indochina. Leaving the Army two years ago after a final four-year hitch as Chief of Staff, "Westy"retired to his native South Carolina, where Westmoreland has been a proud and...

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