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
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service1956–1989
RankLieutenant General
Commands heldUnited States Army Western Command
101st Airborne Division
Battles/warsVietnam War
AwardsArmy 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]

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  1. ^ Effects of a Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty on United States National ... – United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Intelligence and Military Application o...
  2. ^ School Foundation Gala to honor Lt. Gen. Charles Bagnal – Florence News Journal – Florence, SC Archived March 17, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "The United States Army | United States Army Pacific". Archived from the original on 2016-10-22. Retrieved 2014-03-17.
  4. ^ Charles Wilson Bagnal-obituary