Charles M. Gettys – Major General, United States Army

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.

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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

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