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Born: 1914-03-26
Profession: Soldier
Nation: American
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When I took command in Vietnam, I gave great emphasis to food and medical care - and to the mail.

Tags: Food, Great, Medical

When the soldiers came home from Vietnam, there were no parades, no celebrations. So they built the Vietnam Memorial for themselves.

Tags: Home, Soldiers, Themselves

The military don't start wars. Politicians start wars.

Tags: Military, Start, War

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.

Tags: Enemy, Men, War

Without censorship, things can get terribly confused in the public mind.

Tags: Confused, Mind, Public

We were succeeding. When you looked at specifics, this became a war of attrition. We were winning.

Tags: Succeeding, War, Winning

Television is an instrument which can paralyze this country.

Tags: Country, Instrument, Television

War is fear cloaked in courage.

Tags: Courage, Fear, War

As the senior commander in Vietnam, I was aware of the potency of public opinion - and I worried about it.

Tags: Aware, Opinion, Public

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?

Tags: End, Impossible, Thought

I don't take criticism lying down.

Tags: Criticism, Lying

I don't think I have been loved by my troops, but I think I have been respected.

Tags: Loved, Respected, Troops

I haven't yet figured out how I was made first captain, because I was not an outstanding student. I was an adequate student.

Tags: Adequate, Captain, Student

I was participating in my own lynching, but the problem was I didn't know what I was being lynched for.

Tags: Problem

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.

Tags: Again, Known, Times

In the end, we lost IndoChina to the communists. But we did not lose Southeast Asia.

Tags: End, Lose, Lost

It became very clear that Hanoi was in effect strategically running the Viet Cong operation.

Tags: Clear, Effect, Running

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.

Tags: Country, Full, War

Militarily, we succeeded in Vietnam. We won every engagement we were involved in out there.

Tags: Involved, Vietnam, Won

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.

Tags: Greatest, War, Wife

President Johnson did not want the Vietnam War to broaden. He wanted the North Vietnamese to leave their brothers in the South alone.

Tags: Alone, Wanted, War

The last man in the world who should have been criticized was the American soldier. They should have criticized me.

Tags: American, Last, Soldier

The military lead turbulent lives, but they are people like everybody else.

Tags: Else, Everybody, Lives

The Vietnam memorial is a masterpiece. The names of the dead are listed there, chronologically. Just the names.

Tags: Dead, Memorial, Names

Vietnam was the first war ever fought without any censorship. Without censorship, things can get terribly confused in the public mind.

Tags: Confused, Mind, War

We had the best food any battlefield ever had.

Tags: Best, Food
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We moved in to help the Vietnamese defend their country and confront the Viet Cong.

Tags: Country, Help, Moved