By Maxxy
  • Dien Bien Phu

    War between Indochina and The French
  • Creation of the Ho Chi Minh trail

    trail from north vietnam to laos and cambodia
  • us becomes actively involved

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

    operation to clear brush from the roads so troops wouldnt be ambushed by the vietcong
  • 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 begains

    contiues bombbardment lasted 5 1/2 years
  • 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
  • First major battle of vietnam 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.
  • President Johnson commits over 60,000 troops to vietnam

    over 60,000 troops sent to vietnam
  • 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

    attack south vietnam and us troops. more then 2500 us lost
  • My Lai massacre

    us charlie company massacred over 200 women and children in My Lai
  • Nixon takes office

    Pressident nixon takes office
  • operation menu

    President Nixon authorizes Operation Menu, the bombing of North Vietnamese and Vietcong bases within Cambodia.
  • 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.
  • peace talks resume

    Both parties want to end the war
  • Nixon resigns

    Problems with watergate. President Richard M. Nixon resigns, leaving South Vietnam without its strongest advocate.
  • last casualties for the us and final evacuation

    last 2 marines die war lasted 15 years and north and south were reunited