• Dien Bien Phu

    Dien Bien Phu
    The longest, most
    furious battle of
    the French
    Corps in the
    Far East.
    170 days of
    57 days of hell
  • Creation of the Ho Chi Minh Trail

    The Ho Chi Minh Trail was a complex web of different jungle paths that enabled communist troops to travel from North Vietnam to areas close to Saigon.
  • United States Becomes Actively Involved

    The United States became involved in Vietnam because American policymakers believed that if the entire country fell under a Communist government, Communism would spread throughout Southeast Asia.
  • Operation Rangeland

    Operation Rangeland was to clear the trees from the sides of the highways so US troops wouldn't get attacked by the Vietcong.
  • Gulf of Tonkin Attack

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

    The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution (officially, the Southeast Asia Resolution, Public Law 88-408) was addressed by President Lyndon B. Johnson as a joint resolution of the U.S. Congress passed on August 10, 1964 in direct response to a reported minor naval engagement known as the Gulf of Tonkin Incident. It is of historical significance because it gave U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson authorization, without a formal declaration of war by Congress, for the use of military force in Southeast Asia. The
  • US offers peace for the economic aid proposal

    The US made in offer to the North Vitnamese that the US would give economic aid for peace in the war. The North Vietnamese rejected the offer and the US increase their troops in Vietnam.
  • Rolling thunder begins

    The US launches Rolling Thunder, in which 100 US Air Force planes and60 South Vietnamese planes bomb North Vietnam.
  • 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

  • Operation Junction City

    Operation Junction City was a 82-day military operation conducted by United States and Republic of Vietnam (RVN or South Vietnam) forces begun on 22 February 1967
  • Khe Sanh attacked by vietcong

    The Vietcongs attacked the US marine base in Khe Sanh which was for 2 days. 18 people were killed and 40 wounded in the first part.
  • Tet offensive begins

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

    The My Lai Massacre ( pronunciation (helpinfo), approximately (Vietnamese: thm st M Lai) was the mass murder of 347 to 504 unarmed citizens in South Vietnam, entirely civilians and some of them women and children, conducted by U.S. Army forces on March 16, 1968.
  • Rolling Thunder Ends

    US lost 900 aircrafts and around 1,000 piolets from death, gone missing or captured. Rolling thunder killed 182,000 North Vietnamese civilians and 20,000 chinese support personal.
  • Nixon takes office

    Jay Nixon became Missouri's 55th governor at noon Monday.
  • Operation Menu

    Operation Menu was the codename of a covert United States Strategic Air Command (SAC) bombing campaign conducted in eastern Cambodia from 18 March 1969 until 26 May 1970, during the Vietnam War.
  • Spraying of Agent Orange Ends

    The U.S. military ends the spraying of Agent Oarnge after the finding of the dangerous chemical Dioxin.
  • All but 133.000 US troops have came home

    This means the US is trying to get out of the war but still tring to keep South Vietnam alive.
  • Peace talk breakdown

    The Paris Peace Accords of 1973, intended to establish peace in Vietnam and an end to the Vietnam Conflict, ended direct U.S. military involvement and temporarily stopped the fighting between north and south
  • Peace talk resumes

    Both sides want to resolve the issue
  • Cease fire signed

    The cease fire that went into affect a few minutes ago did not come about easily. After more than a decade
    of fighting, and years of negotiation, public and private, the agreement to stop the fighting finally was
    signed in Paris
  • Nixon resigns

    After two years of bitter public debate over the Watergate scandals, President Nixon bowed to pressures from the public and leaders of his party to become the first President in American history to resign.
  • Last casualties for the US and final evacuation