• Dien Bien Phu

    French loses major battle at Dien bien Phu at the hands of the Vietminh
  • Dien Bien Phu Ends

    The French lose major battle at Dien bien Phu at the hands of the Vietminh.
  • Creation of Ho Chi Minh Trail

    Creation of Ho Chi Minh Trail
    The Ho Chi Minh Trail is used by North Vietnamese forces to supply forces in South Vietnam. This trail was made in the neutral countries of Laos and Cambodia.
  • U.S. becomes activly involved in Vietnam

  • Operation Rangeland

  • Gulf of Tonkin Attack

    Gulf of Tonkin Attack
    American ships claimed to have been attacked by North Vietnamese boats. The Captain later denied that there ever was an attack.
  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
    This Resolution was passed through Congress and granted President Johnson to "take all necessary measures to repel any armed attack against forces of the United States and to prevent further aggression." (
  • Operation Rolling Thunder begins

    Operation Rolling Thunder begins
  • U.S. offers peace for economic aid proposal

  • First Major Battle of Vietnam War for American Units

    First Major Battle of Vietnam War for American Units
    The first convential fighting for U.S. military in the Ia Drang Valley.
  • President Johnson commits over 60,000 troops to Vietnam

  • American forces total 385,000 in Vietnam

  • Operation Junction City

  • Khe Sanh is attacked by Vietcong

  • Tet Offensive begins

    Tet Offensive begins
    A suprise attack is mounted on the Vietnam New Year Tet. The Vietcong capture many sites because this.
  • My Lai Massacre

  • Operation Rolling Thunder ends

  • Richard Nixon gains Presidency

  • Operation Menu

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  • Agent Orange spraying ends

    Agent Orange spraying ends
    Early 1971
    The U.S. military ends the spraying of Agent Oarnge after the finding of the dangerous chemical Dioxin.
  • Only 133,000 U.S. troops remain in Vietnam

  • Peace Talks break down

  • Peace talks resume

  • Nixon resigns

    Nixon resigns
  • Cease Fire signed

  • Last Casualties for the U.S. and Final evacuation of all personel