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Charles M. Gettys
Major General, United States Army
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Courtesy of Michael Stein:

Major General Charles Martin Gettys
Born in Charlotte, North Carolina, January 1, 1915
Died 1982

Second Lieutenant (Reserve) 1936
Brigadier General, July 1, 1965
Major General, August 1 1968

Served in World War II

Deputy Director J-3 (Operations), Joint Chiefs of Staff 1966-67
Deputy Special Assistant for Strategic Mobility, Joint Chiefs of Staff 1967-68
Commanding General, 23d Infantry Division (Americal) 1968-69
Director of Individual Training (Office of Army Deputy Chief of Staff Personnel) 1969-70
Chief of Staff U.S. Army, Vietnam, 1970-71
Commanding General, U. S.Army, Alaska, 1971-73

Distinguished Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster)
Silver Star (with Oak Leaf Cluster)
Legion of Merit (with two Oak Leaf Clusters)
Bronze Star Medal


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On June 23, 1968, Major General Charles M. Gettys assumed command of the Americal Division in Vietnam following interim commander
Brigadier General George H. Young, Jr.

CM Gettys PHOTO

GETTYS, CHARLES MARTIN JR MIN SON OF GETTYS, CHARLES MA 
 COL ARMY
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF BIRTH: 01/24/1952
DATE OF DEATH: 05/24/1962
DATE OF INTERMENT: 05/16/1962
BURIED AT: SECTION 1  SITE 946-A
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

CM Gettys Gravesite PHOTO
Photo By: M. R. Patterson, July 2002



Posted: 14 July 2002 Updated: 21 July 2002 Updated: 5 March 2003 Updated: 14 December 2004  Updated: 3 September 2005
Distinguished Service Medal
Distinguished
Service Medal (2)
 
 
 
 

Silver Star Medal
Silver Star
Medal (2)
 
 
 
 

Legion of Merit
Legion of 
Merit (3)
 
 
 
 

Bronze Star Medal
Bronze Star 
Medal

Army Airborne Wings
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CM Gettys Gravesite PHOTO December 2004
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 3 December 2004