Taipei Scott recently came into possession of a couple of mementos that belonged to Vice Admiral Philip A. Beshany. VADM Beshany was Commander of the U.S. Taiwan Defense Command from September 1972 to August 1974. The first is a plaque from GEN Ching Wei-yuan, Commander of Combined Service Forces, to VADM Beshany and the other is from the Philippines Navy Commodore Ruiz to VADM Beshany.
VADM Beshany passed away in December 2011, as I wrote in this article this past February. He was the eighth Commander of USTDC and I served under him there for all but the last few days of my tour.