2 Taylor Vietnam

  • Dien Bien Phu

    Dien Bien Phu was a French commander that ordered his troops to stop fighting. There was a battle that had lasted 55 days with 3,000 French troops were killed, 8,000 wounded.
  • Creation of the Ho Chi Minh Trail

    A supply route created for North Vietnam to Vietcong forces in South Vietnam. It was created along the Vietnamese/Cambodian border iwth parts going into Vietnam.
  • United States becomes actively involved

    The U.S. president John F. Kennedy decides to help the South vietnamese in the war against the Vietcong guerrillas. He sends in equipment and supplies including 3,000 military advisors and support personnel.
  • Operation Rangeland

    To clear vegetation alongside highways, making it hard for the Vietcong to hide themselves for ambushes.
  • Gulf of Tonkin Attack

    Because the American and South Vietamese were along North Vietnams coast, North Vietnam attacked against an American ship on call in the Gulf of Tonkin
  • Gulf of Tonkin resolution

    Gives President Johnson the power to endure whatever actions he sees necessary to defend southeast Asia.
  • Rolling Thunder Begins

    Gives President Johnson the power to endure whatever actions he sees necessary to defend southeast Asia. It lasted 1965 to 1968, so basically three years.
  • U.S. offers peace for economic aid proposal

    The U.S. offers North Vietnam economic aid in exchange for peace, but the offer is rejected.
  • President Johnson commits over 60,000 troops to Vietnam

    The president at the time decided to increase American combat support and strength in the war.
  • First major battle of the Vietnam War for American Units

    An attack against the U.S. Marine base at Chu Lai was coming, The first major battle of the Vietnam War, the United States is victorious.
  • operation junction City

    One of the largest air-mobile assaults ever, involving 240 helicopters sweeping over Tay Ninh province to begin Operation Junction City. The goal of Junction City is to destroy Vietcong bases and the Vietcong military headquarters for South Vietnam. After 72 days it finally ends, with Americans being successful.
  • Khe Sanh attacked by Vietcong

    Khe Sanh was an American Military base in Vietnam that American military officials tried to keep back from the attack of the Vietcong.
  • Tet Offensive begins

    The Tet Offensive begins and was created as a series of surprise attacks by the Vietcong and other North Vietnam forces on multiple cities and towns throughout South Vietnam.
  • My Lai massacre

    In the area of My Lai, the U.S. forces kills about two hundred civilians and therefore inocent people. Although only one member of the division is tried and found guilty of war crimes, the aftermath of the massacre is sensed throughout the entire army.
  • Nixon takes office

    Richard Nixon takes office as the new President of the United States and decides that he wants to bring home the troops in Vietnam yet make sure South Vietnam will be okay with out their support.
  • Operation Menu

    President Nixon allows Operation Menu which is the bombing of North Vietnamese and Vietcong bases within the country of Cambodia. The bombing over Cambodia lasts for four years and the army dropped over a half million tons of bombs.
  • All but 133,000 US troops have come home

    There were only 133,000 U.S. men remaining in South Vietnam. The ground war is now more of South Vietnam's responsibility.
  • Peace talks break down

    Peace talks between the North Vietnamese and the Americans begin in Paris.
  • Peace Talks resume

    The United States begins to continue the peace talks that are taking place in Paris.
  • Cease fire signed

    All the countries involved in fighting the war in Vietnam signs a cease fire, a clear step towards the end of the war.
  • Nixon Resigns

    President Nixon decides to resign, which then means that Vietnam has now lost their strongest supporter.
  • Last casualties for the US and final evacuation

    Two American soldiers are killed at an airport and serve as the last casualties of the war. Then the last U.S. helicopter lifts off and leaves Vietnam and North Vietnamese tanks role into Saignon ending the war.