• Dien Bien Phu

    Location: Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam
    Battle between the French Union's French Far East Expeditionary Corps and Viet Minh communist-nationalist revolutionaries.
    This lead to the division of Vietnam at the 17th parallel
  • Creation of the Ho Chi Minh Trail

    Location: stretched from North Vietnam to South Vietnam through the countries of Laos and Cambodia
    The trail was 9,940-miles of tracks, roads and waterways.
    These trails accounted for many American Airstrikes on North Viertnam throughout the war.
  • Operation Rangeland

    Location: South Vietnam
    American helicopters fly into South Vietnam in order to control the aircrafts
    US involvement in the war between South and North Vietnam
  • United states becomes actively involved

    Location: In the ocean, where North Vietnamese Ships fired at ours.
    Although American supplied aid to French Forces in Vietman, the US did not become seriously involved until North Viatnamese boats fired torpedos at our boats.
  • Gulf of Tonkin Attack

    Location: Gulf Of Tonkin
    An American destroyer was hit by a torpedo from a North Vietnamese Ship. This incident further intensified the conflict between North Vietnam and the USA
  • Gulf Of Tonkin Resolution

    Location: USA
    After the Gulf of Tonkin Attack the USA came up with the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. The resolutions purpose was to takie all necessary measures to repel any armed attack against the forces of the United States and to prevent further aggression
  • Rolling Thunder Begins

    Location: Ammunition base at Xom Bang
    It was America’s sustained bombing campaign against North Vietnam
    This evemt proved to the North that we would and could attack them whenever we wanted to.
    It lasted until November 2,1968
  • US offers peace for economic aid proposal

    Location: USA to North Vietnam
    The US offered North Vietnam peace for economic aid so that America wouldnt have to go to war with the North
  • President Johnson commits over 60,000 troops to Vietnam

    60,000 more troops are sent into South Vietnam by President Johnson after the peace agreement was declined
  • First major battle of Vietnam war for American units

    The battle of La Drang was the first major battle for U.S. troops
  • Operation Junction City

    An effort to weaken the Viet Cong's hold in the Tay Ninh Province and along the Cambodian border.
  • Khe Sanh attacked by vietcong

    Vietcong attacks Khe Sanh leading to a large number of deaths
  • Tet offensive begins

    The Vietcong surprised attacked more than 100 cities, USA becomes very scared
  • My Lai Massacre

    U.S. Charlie company kills over 200 civilians in My Lai
  • Nixon takes Office

    Nixon is elected President and promises US citizens peace in Vietnam
  • Operation Menu

    US Airstrike on Vietcong
  • All but 133,000 US troops have come home

    Troops come home, leaving South Vietnam to their own devices
  • Peace talks break down

    Peace talks between North Vietnam and US stop
  • Peace talks resume

    North Vietnam and US begin speaking of peace again because of the many casualties of both sides
  • Cease fire signed

    Cease fire treaties signed
  • Nixon Resignes

    Nixon leaves office
  • Last Casualties for the US and final evacuation

    After Saigon falls, the last of the troops and the South Vietnamese citizens leave Saigon and go home.