July 9, 1995 |
The United States should not re-establish full diplomatic relations with Vietnam because the Hanoi government has not earned the privilege, retired Gen. William C. Westmoreland said Saturday. "I do not believe that the incumbent political leadership in Hanoi merits recognition of that country at this time," Westmoreland, who commanded U.S. troops in the Vietnam War, said in a one-sentence statement.
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April 12, 1991
Retired Gen. William Westmoreland, who commanded U.S. troops during the Vietnam War, will lead a group of Vietnam veterans through the streets as part of Hollywood's Welcome Home Desert Storm Parade on Sunday, May 19. Veterans groups will join hundreds of active and reserve military units in the event, which also will feature an array of military hardware and military bands and floats. "We are honored that Gen.
March 25, 1991 |
The blue Buick parked outside his home bears a bumper sticker that says "I AM A VIETNAM VET," and when he answers his doorbell, his appearance is so familiar--6 feet tall, ramrod-straight posture, a jutting chin set beneath steady brown eyes--that a visitor feels transported back to the jungles of Southeast Asia. His hair is white now, and he is just shy of his 77th birthday, but William C.
January 25, 1987
Entertainer Johnny Cash and retired Gen. William C. Westmoreland, leader of U.S. forces in Vietnam, announced plans for a series of patriotic rallies and concerts in 10 cities. "The Johnny Cash Freedom Train" will honor all American veterans but especially the men and women who served in Southeast Asia, Westmoreland said. Profits from the sale of tickets will be donated to veteran groups or causes supported by them. Events are scheduled for Memphis, Tenn.; Birmingham, Ala.
October 31, 1985 |
--Minnie is back home after an unscheduled visit to Las Vegas and her owners are delighted. The 8-year-old dog disappeared four months ago during a Florida thunderstorm, and Diane and Dick Long of Daytona Beach had about given up hope of finding her. "It's absolutely amazing," Diane Long said. "My husband loves that dog more than anything in the world. We can't believe she's safe."
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February 20, 1985
Faced with devastating testimony against him, Gen. William C. Westmoreland has abruptly thrown in the towel in his $120-million libel suit against CBS, demonstrating that the case should not have gone to trial in the first place. As Westmoreland, CBS and others have noted, the judgment that he sought was the judgment of history, not of juries. Impatient, the general tried to use the libel laws to counter what he considered a smear on his good name.