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In History
  • Dien Bien Phu

    Battle lasted for 55 days. Three thousand French troops were killed and 8,000 were wounded. In Vietnam.
  • Creation of the Ho Chi Minh trail

    Created in south vietnam. Group 559 develops a primitive rout along the vietnamese/cambodia border.
  • U.S becomes activly involved

    Kennedy orers help from the south vietnamese government in their war. U.S had new equipment and 3,000 soldiers.
  • Operation Rangeland

    American helicopters who will fly and control the aircraft.
  • Gulf of Tonkin Attack

    South Vietnamese commandos attack two North Vietnamese islands in the Gulf of Tonkin. The U.S. destroyer is 123 miles south with orders to electronically simulate an air attack to draw North Vietnamese boats away from the commandos.
  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    congress passes the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, giving the power to take any actions he sees to defend southeast Asia.
  • Rolling Thunder Begins

    long lasting bombing offensive. Its aim is to force North Vietnam to stop supporting Vietcong guerrillas in the South.
  • Us offers peace for economic aid proposal

    The U.S. offers North Vietnam economic aid in exchange for peace, but the offer is rejected. Two weeks later, President Johnson raises America's combat strength in Vietnam to more than 60,000 troops. Allied forces from Korea and Australia are added as a sign of international support
  • President Johnson commits over 60,000 troops to vietnam

    President Johnson raises America's combat strength in Vietnam to more than 60,000 troops
  • First major battle of Vietnam War for American troops

    the first major battle of the Vietnam War, the United States scores a resounding victory. Ground forces, artillery from Chu Lai, ships and air support combine to kill nearly 700 Vietcong soldiers. U.S. forces sustain 45 dead and more than 200 wounded.
  • American forces total 385,000

    American forces in Vietnam reach 385,000 men, plus an additional 60,000 sailors stationed offshore. More than 6,000 Americans have been killed in this year, and 30,000 have been wounded.
  • Operation Junction city

    240 helicopters sweep over Tay Ninh province, beginning Operation Junction City.destroy Vietcong bases and the Vietcong military headquarters for South Vietnam
  • Khe Sanh attacked by vietcong

    Seven hundred and twenty Vietcong are killed.mortars and rockets slam into the Marine base at Khe Sanh. Eighteen Marines are killed instantly, 40 are wounded. The initial attack continues for two days.
  • Tet offensive begins

    On the Tet holiday, Vietcong units surge into action over the length and breadth of South Vietnam. ,000 Vietcong troops deployed for Tet have been killed. Many more had been wounded or captured, and the fighting had created more than a half million civilian refugees.
  • Rolling Thunder ends

    Operation Rolling Thunder comes to an end. In total, the campaign had cost more than 900 American aircraft. Eight hundred and eighteen pilots are dead or missing, and hundreds are in captivity. Nearly 120 Vietnamese planes have been destroyed in air combat or accidents
  • Nixon takes Office

    President Richard M. Nixon takes office as the new President of the United States. With regard to Vietnam, he promises to achieve "Peace With Honor."
  • operation menu

    President Nixon authorizes Operation Menu, the bombing of North Vietnamese and Vietcong bases within Cambodia.
  • Spraying of agent Orenge ends

    Operation Ranchhand has sprayed 11 million gallons of Agent Orange -- containing 240 pounds of the lethal chemical Dioxin -- on South Vietnam. More than one seventh of the country's total area has been laid waste.
  • All but 133,000 US troops have come home

    Only 133,000 U.S. servicemen remain in South Vietnam. Two thirds of America's troops have gone in two years.
  • Peace talks break down

    In Paris, peace talks between the North Vietnamese and the Americans breakdown.
  • ceased fire signed

    All warring parties in the Vietnam War sign a cease fire
  • Nixon resigns

    Problems with watergate. President Richard M. Nixon resigns, leaving South Vietnam without its strongest advocate.