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CANCELED “Remembering William Childs Westmoreland: A Study in Leadership”

Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library, Program Room
Oct 30, 2012 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

This event has been canceled because of travel concerns created by Hurricane Sandy. It will be rescheduled for a later date.

U.S. Army General William Childs Westmoreland and his life in service will be the theme of a public event sponsored by USC Libraries on Tuesday, October 30. Three military officers, two of whom knew and worked with Westmoreland, will speak.

Westmoreland had a long and decorated military career. He was the Commanding General during the Vietnam War, and was appointed chief of staff of the Army by President Lyndon Johnson in 1968. In 1972, after 36 years and three wars, he and his family retired to South Carolina. He donated his papers to USC.

Speakers at the event will include Colonel Paul Miles, retired, who served on Westmoreland’s staff; General Volney F. Warner, retired, who is a former Westmoreland aide; and Colonel Gregory Daddis, who is on the staff of the U.S. Military Academy and currently writing a book on the Vietnam War.

A companion exhibit is on display in the Hollings Library through November 15. “A Life in Service: Selections from the Papers of General William Childs Westmoreland, (1914-2005)” features items from the General William Childs Westmoreland Papers held at South Caroliniana Library.