By maxpsh
  • Dien Bien Phu

    Dien Bien Phu
    Vietnamese forces attack an outpost that is part of the french. The battle starts between the two (french and Vietnamese) and lasts for 55 days. the Vietnamese forces suffered a lot less than the french and had a victory.
  • Ho Chi Minh Trail

    No specifice date. This is where the communists in the North Vietnam started to build a trail to the south along the combodia border.
  • United States becomes actively involved

    JFK provides more help to the South Vietnam with troops and weapons.
  • Operation Rangeland

    This is where american helis came on North vietnam and took out all the vegitaion and the highways to make it more difficult for the north Vietnam. Also the forests are sprayed with Agent Orange chemical.
  • Gulf of Tonkin Attack

    Two commandos from the south come and attack some islands in the north of Gulf of Tonkin. Later 123miles away a destroyer helps them and fights off the attackers.
  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolusion

    The captain of the battleship said they were attacked. Later Johnson orders two navel bases to be bombed. Two American Planes were sunk. President signs a bill stating he can do whatever to when the war.
  • Rolling Thunder Begins

    A long bombing to convince the North Vietnam to stop supporting Vietcong guerrillas in the South.
  • US offers peace for economic aid proposal

    US offers peace to the North Vietnam for economic aid but it was rejected. Two weeks later, more soldiers come to fight and soldiers from other counties such as Korea and Australia.
  • First major battle of Vietnam war for American Units

    First major battle of Vietnam war for American Units was Operation Starlite. US Attacked from air, ground, and ships making a huge victory. 45 dead and more than 200 wounded. On the other side, 700 dead.
  • President commits over 60,000 more troops to vietnam.

    President commits over 60,000 more troops to vietnam. This later in the end of the year makes the grand total of 385,000 troops in vietnam.
  • American Forces total 385,000 men.

    By the end of the year of 1966, american forces totaled 385,000 men and 60,000 sailors off the shore.
  • Operation Junction City

    American planes with a some few thousand south vietnamise take helis to take over military bases of the north vietnamise. This operation was very successful. It lasted about 72 days.
  • Khe Sanh attacked by vietcong

    At 5:30am the vietcong start to bomb and distroy Khe Sanh. This battle lasted for 2 days. Instantly, 8 marines were killed and 40 wounded.
  • Tet Offensive begins

    37,000 Vietcong troops killed after the vietcong take over 100 cities shocking the americans and south vietnam. 2,500 men died on the american side. More than half a million civilian refugees.
  • My Lai massacre

    U.S. Charlie Company killes about 200 civilian and one member tried and found guilty for this war crime.
  • Rolling Thunder ends

    After 3 years, the rolling thunder comes to an end with lots of dead and casulties. Also a lot of planes distroyed and north vietnam civilians killed.
  • President nixion takes office

    President nixion takes office and promises peace with honor by taking away the half a million troops from south vietnam.
  • operation menu

    President nixion allows bombing in cambodia of the vietcong and north vietnamise.
  • Spraying of agent orange ends

    Because Spraying of agent orange was banned in 1968, the us stopped in summer of 1971 and more than one seventh of the country's total area has been laid waste.
  • All but 133,000 US Troops have come home

    All but 133,000 US Troops have come home and the 133,000 stayed in vietnam.
  • Peace talks break down

    In Paris, peace talks between the North Vietnamese and the Americans breakdown.
  • Peace talks resume

    North Vietnam and the United States resume peace talks in Paris.
  • Cease fire signed

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

    President Richard M. Nixon resigns, and south vietnam is now left without its strongest advocate.
  • Last casualties for the US and the Final evacuation

    At 4:03am two US marines are killed to be the last casualties of the vietnam war. The war later came to an end when North vietnamise tank come into Saigon.