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  • Dien Bien Phu

    French Commanders ceased fire.
  • Ho Chi Minh trail

    Group 559 created route along Victnamese/Cambodian border.
  • U.S. becomes involved

    President JFK orders more help for South Vietnam.
  • Operation Rangeland

    Vasr tracts of forest i sprayed with "Agent Orange".
  • Gulf of Tonkin Attack

    U.S.S. Maddox reports that his vessel has been fired on.
  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    This gave President LBJ the power to take whatever action he sees necessary.
  • Rolling Thunder

    First bombings begin, and it lated three and a half years.
  • U.S. offers peace

    U.S. offers North Vietnam ecomic aid for peace.
  • Presdient Johnson commints 60,000 troops

    President LBJ commits 60,000 troops into Vietnam.
  • First Major Battle

    U.S. scores a victory.
  • Operation Junction City

    Largest air moblie assults ever.
  • Khe Sanh

    18 marines killed, and 40 injured.
  • Tet offensive begins

    37,000 Vietcong deployed
  • My Lai massacre

    U.S. Charlie company kills 200 civiians
  • Nixon takes office

    Nixon become next President.
  • Operation Menu

    President Nixon is allowed to drop bombs on North Vietnam and Vietcong.
  • All but 133,000 U.S. troops

    All but 133,000 U.S. troops remain in South Vietnam.
  • Peace talks break down

    Peace talks breaks down in Paris.
  • Peace talks resume

    Peace talks resume.
  • Cease fire signed

    All parties ceased fire.
  • Nixon resigns

    He left South Vietnam without its strongest advocate.
  • Last casualties for the U.S.

    Last two U.S. marines killed and U.S. evacuates Vietnam.