Facts about William Westmoreland

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William Westmoreland was a famous Soldier from USA, who lived between March 26, 1914 and July 18, 2005. He/she became 91 years old.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac aries, who is known for Active, Demanding, Determined, Effective, Ambitious. Our collection contains 29 quotes who is written / told by William, under the main topic War.

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Famous quotes by William Westmoreland (29)


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"I do not believe that the men who served in uniform in Vietnam have been given the credit they deserve. It was a difficult war against an unorthodox enemy"
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"When I took command in Vietnam, I gave great emphasis to food and medical care - and to the mail"
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"War is fear cloaked in courage"
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"Vietnam was the first war ever fought without any censorship. Without censorship, things can get terribly confused in the public mind"
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"It became very clear that Hanoi was in effect strategically running the Viet Cong operation"
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"President Johnson did not want the Vietnam War to broaden. He wanted the North Vietnamese to leave their brothers in the South alone"
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"The military don't start wars. Politicians start wars"
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"The last man in the world who should have been criticized was the American soldier. They should have criticized me"
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"Television is an instrument which can paralyze this country"
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"In the end, we lost IndoChina to the communists. But we did not lose Southeast Asia"
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"I've made this statement many times: If I would have to do it over again, I would have made known the forthcoming Tet Offensive"
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"I don't take criticism lying down"
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"I don't think I have been loved by my troops, but I think I have been respected"
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"As the senior commander in Vietnam, I was aware of the potency of public opinion - and I worried about it"
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"Without censorship, things can get terribly confused in the public mind"
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"We moved in to help the Vietnamese defend their country and confront the Viet Cong"
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"We had the best food any battlefield ever had"
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"My wife was my greatest asset. I didn't marry her until after World War II, but she has complemented me in every job I've ever had"
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"It's the first war we've ever fought on the television screen and the first war that our country ever fought where the media had full reign"
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"I do not believe that the men who served in uniform in Vietnam have been given the credit they deserve. It was a difficult war against an unorthodox enemy"
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"We were succeeding. When you looked at specifics, this became a war of attrition. We were winning"
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"I was participating in my own lynching, but the problem was I didn't know what I was being lynched for"
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"I haven't yet figured out how I was made first captain, because I was not an outstanding student. I was an adequate student"
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"By the end of the summer of 1973 I thought it was virtually impossible for South Vietnam to survive. How in the heck could they?"
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"The military don't start wars. Politicians start wars"
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"When the soldiers came home from Vietnam, there were no parades, no celebrations. So they built the Vietnam Memorial for themselves"
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"The Vietnam memorial is a masterpiece. The names of the dead are listed there, chronologically. Just the names"
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"The military lead turbulent lives, but they are people like everybody else"
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"Militarily, we succeeded in Vietnam. We won every engagement we were involved in out there"


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