• Dien Bien Phu

    Fought between the Viet Minh and the United States
  • Creation of the Ho Chi Minh trail

    The Ho Chi Minh trail was a path that led from the Democratic Republican of Vietnam to the Republic of Vietnam.
  • United states becomes actively involved

  • Operation Rangeland

  • Gulf of Tonkin attack

    The destroyer USS Maddox engaged three North Vietnamese P-4 torpedo boats, resulting in damage to the three boats.
  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    The Tonkin Gulf Resolution 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.
  • Rolling Thunder Begins

    Operation Rolling Thunder was the title of a gradual and sustained U.S. 2nd Air Division U.S. Navy, and Republic of Vietnam Air Force aerial bombardment campaign conducted against the Democratic Republic of Vietnam from 2 March 1965 until 1 November 1968, during the Vietnam War.
  • First major battle of Vietnam War for American Units

    In November 1965, some 450 men of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, under the command of Lt. Col. Hal Moore, were dropped by helicopter into a small clearing in the Ia Drang Valley. They were immediately surrounded by 2,000 North Vietnamese soldiers.
  • President Johnson commits over 60,000 troops to Vietnam

    President Johnson commits over 60,000 troops to Vietnam
  • American Forces total : 385,000

  • Operation Junction

    One of the largest air-mobile assualts ever,
  • Khe Sanh attacked by Vietcong

    18 marines instantly killed, 40 injured.
  • TET offensive

    The purpose of the offensive was to strike military and civilian command and control centers throughout South Vietnam and to spark a general uprising among the population that would then topple the Saigon government, thus ending the war in a single blow.
  • My Lai massacre

    Charlie's company kills 200 civilians
  • Nixon Takes office

    Richard Nixon takes office
  • Operation Menu

    US forces will drop more than half a million tons of bombs on Cambodia
  • Peace talks breakdown

    In Paris, peace talks break down.