Vietnam Guernsey

  • Dien Bien Phu

    In Tonkin Vietnam the longest battle of the French Corps in the Far East. 170 days of fighting.
  • Creation of the Ho Chi Minh trial

    many long complicated paths in the jungle that allowed communist troops to travel from North Vietnam to areas near to Saigon. received sixty tons of aid per day from this route. US air force tried to destroy it but failed
  • United states becomes actively involved

    The United States became involved in Vietnam because they wanted to end the spread of communism. After the French left Vietnam after being defeated, the US wanted to help; they had already been helping the French by sending them supplies
  • Operation Rangeland

    This was an operation to clear the shrubbery from the sides of the highways so that the US troops wouldn't be able to be attacked by the Vietcong.
  • Golf of Tonkin Attack

    The U.S.S. Maddox lied told the US that they where being shot at from the North Vietnamese in the Gulf of Tonkin.
  • Golf of Tonkin resolution

    The United States congress allowed President Johnson the power to use US troops in South Vietnam to protect from communism.
  • Rolling Thunder begins

    A planned attack to bomb the North Vienamese. The US would start slowly and gradually let more bombs off over time. At first the main targets were highways, railroads, and bridges.
  • Us offers Peace for economic aid proposal

    We made a proposal to the North Vitnamese saying that we would give them economic aid for peace. The North Vietnamese ignored the proposal and the US increased their troops in Vietnam.
  • First major battle of Vietnam war for American Units

    The US launched Operation Starlite. We won the battle with only 45 deaths, NVA lost 700 people. This battle happened at the marine base at Chu Lai.
  • President Johnson commits over 60,000 troops to Vietnam

    The US is really into the war and there are no possibilities of getting out of the war unless we could win.
  • American Forces total 385,000

    The US wants to have the South Vietnamese become democratic because they have so many troops fighting there
  • Operation Junction City

    US went to the Vietcong headquarters to destroy their base this lasted 72 days.
  • Khe Sanh attacked by Vietcong

    The Vietcong attacked the United States marine base. 18 people were killed and 40 wounded in the first part of the battle.
  • Tet offensive begins

    The Vietcong attacked the United States and Southern Vietnamese troops. The Vietcong lost 37,000 soldiers in the battle and the US lost 2,500.
  • My Lai Massacre

    The United States Charlie Company brutally murdered and raped 200 civilians in My Lai massacre. Later only 1 division in this attack was convicted.
  • Rolling thunder ends

    The United States lost 900 aircrafts and around 1,000 pilots because they were murdered, never found, or being held as a prisoner.
  • Nixon takes office

    Nixon becomes the President of the United States and told us to end the war with "Peace with Honor." Also he promised the US that he would get all the troops out of Vietnam and keep South Vietnam surviving.
  • Operation Menu

    President Nixon orders the United States troops to start bombing military bases in Cambodia.
  • Spraying of Agent Orange Ends

    The US stops spraying Agent Orange in Vietnam after spraying more than 11 million gallons of the chemical. One Third Of Vietnam was affected by this.
  • All but 133,000 US troops have come home

    The United States is trying to get out of the war but still wants to help South Vietnam and not let them become communists.
  • Peace talks break down

    The United States and North Vietnam are trying to make peace in Parris and other countries are starting to disagree.
  • Cease Fire Signed

    All parties have signed the cease fire and the violence stopped.
  • Peace Talks Resume

    The peace talks are starting from both parties of the war and they both want to end the war.
  • Nixon Resigns

    President Nixon resigns at the end of the war. The United States has to finish the war.
  • Last Casualties for the US and Final Evacuation

    The end of the Vietnam War as the last two US marines died. The War lasted 15 years and North Vietnam took over South Vietnam after the US left Vietnam.