U.S. Army General and Vietnam War Commander who became U.S. Army Chief of Staff in 1979.
He was commissioned as a second lieutenant and was assigned a platoon in the Korean War.
He commanded the first Air Cavalry Division in Vietnam and participated in intense fighting during the Tet Offensive.
He had five children with his wife, Carol McCunniff.
His son-in-law was the drummer for Ronnie Van Zant and Lynyrd Skynyrd.