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
Died June 30, 2015(2015-06-30) (aged 81)
Columbia, South Carolina
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1956–1989
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]

Among his awards are the Distinguished Service Medal, the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, and the Meritorious Service Medal.