Charles W. Bagnal

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Charles W. Bagnal
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Born(1934-04-15)April 15, 1934
Mont Clare, South Carolina
DiedJune 30, 2015(2015-06-30) (aged 81)
Columbia, South Carolina
AllegianceFlag of the United States.svg  United States of America
Service/branchFlag of the United States Army.svg  United States Army
Years of service1956–1989
Rank Lieutenant General
Commands held United States Army Western Command
101st Airborne Division
Battles/wars Vietnam War
Awards Army Distinguished Service Medal
Silver Star
Legion of Merit (3)
Distinguished Flying Cross
Bronze Star Medal
Purple Heart
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Medal (30)

Lieutenant General Charles Wilson Bagnal (April 15, 1934 – June 30, 2015) was a United States Army officer. [1] He was commander of the United States Army Western Command (later United States Army Pacific), from 1985 to 1989. Previously he was Deputy Commanding General for Training of the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Deputy Superintendent at the United States Military Academy (from 1977 to 1980), Commander of the 101st Airborne Division (1981-1983), Commander of the Officer Personnel Management Directorate for the United States Army Military Personnel Center, and Special Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel. He is an alumnus of the United States Military Academy, United States Army Command & General Staff College, Georgia Tech, the United States Army War College and McLenaghan High School in Florence, South Carolina (class of 1952). [2] [3] He retired August 31, 1989, and later obtained his juris doctor from the University of South Carolina and practiced law. He resided in Columbia with his wife Patsy. Bagnal died on June 30, 2015 after a battle with leukemia. [4]

Awards and decorations

Distinguished Service Medal ribbon.svg
Silver Star BAR.svg
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg
Legion of Merit ribbon.svg
Distinguished Flying Cross ribbon.svg
Bronze Star ribbon.svg
Purple Heart ribbon.svg
Meritorious Service ribbon.svg
Air Medal ribbon.svg Award numeral 3.png Award numeral 0.png
Army Commendation Medal ribbon.svg
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg
United States Army and U.S. Air Force Presidential Unit Citation ribbon.svg
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg
National Defense Service Medal ribbon.svg
Vietnam Service Medal ribbon.svg
Army Service Ribbon.svg
Army Overseas Service Ribbon.svg
1 golden star.svg
Vietnamese Gallantry Cross ribbon.svg
Vietnam Armed Forces Honor Medal Ribbon.png
Civil Actions Medal(Individual Award).png
Gallantry Cross Unit Citation.png
Vietnam Campaign Medal ribbon with 60- clasp.svg

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