Stories by Lewis Sorley

Lewis Sorley III is an American intelligence analyst and military historian. He is the author of "A Better War: The Unexamined Victories and Final Tragedy of American's Last Years in Vietnam" and "Westmoreland: The General Who Lost Vietnam."

The Top Sixteen Westmoreland Quotations

October 10th, 2011 at 8:13 am 9 Comments

16. Motives: In an oral history interview: “I diligently tried to do a good job, ampoule not because I was bucking for anything higher, but because I was trying to do a job for the sake of doing a good job. That was my orientation. As a matter of fact, it was throughout my career. It was to do a job for the sake of doing a good job.”

15. Principles of War: To a conference of senior commanders at Nha Trang: “At the end of World War II I wrote down some principles of war. I have them still today—on a card I carry in my wallet, and I want to share them with you. Whenever possible, feed the troops a hot meal. Make sure they have dry socks, and check their feet. Stress getting the troops their mail.”