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Paul Westermeyer
Nationality American
Alma mater Ohio State University
Occupation Author and Historian

Paul W. Westermeyer is a public historian and the 2015 recipient of "The Brigadier General Edwin Simmons-Henry I. Shaw Award" for his book Liberating Kuwait: U.S. marines in the Gulf War, 1990-1991.[1]


Westermeyer received both his Bachelors (in History) and master's degrees (in Military History) from Ohio State University.


He began his career teaching History at Ohio State University, Columbus State Community College, etc.[2] In 2005, Westermeyer became a historian for the Marine Corps History Division, where he began publishing books.[2]


In 2015, Westermeyer was awarded the "The Brigadier General Edwin Simmons-Henry I. Shaw Award" for superior historical scholarship, a prize given out by the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation.[3]


  • The battle of al-Khafji. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Marine Corps, History Division, 2008. OCLC 227207489.
  • Liberating Kuwait : U.S. marines in the Gulf War, 1990-1991. Quantico, VA : History Division, United States Marine Corps, 2014. ISBN 9780991158812. OCLC 907575749.

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External linksEdit

  • Westermeyer's faculty page at the Marine Corps University's site

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