• Dien Bien Phu

    Dien Bien Phu
    The longest, most furious battle of the French Expeditionary Corps in the Far East.
  • Ho Chi Minh trail

    Ho Chi Minh trail
    elaborate system of mountain and jungle paths and trails used by North Vietnam to infiltrate troops and supplies into South Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos during the Vietnam War
  • United States becomes Actively Involved

    United States becomes Actively Involved
    In Operation Chopper, helicopters flown by U.S. Army pilots ferry 1,000 South Vietnamese soldiers to sweep a NLF stronghold near Saigon.
  • Gulf Tonkin Attack

    South Vietnamese commandors attack two small North Vietnam islands with the US Maddox
  • Gulf Tonkin Resolution

    Johnson signs resolution.
  • Rolling Thunder

    long lasting bombing offencive, aimed at North Vietnam to stop supporting Vietcong guerillas in the South.
  • US offers peace for Economic Aid Proposal

    the U.S. offers North Vietnam economic aid in exchange for peace, rejected by North Vietnam, two weeks later President Johnson strengthens the combat in Vietnam to 60,000 troops and joins with allied forces to show International support.
  • First Major battle of Vietnam War for America

    American Army launches operation starlite, US scores a resounding victory, killing nearly 700 Vietcong soilders.
  • Op: Junction City

    largest air mobile assult in history, 240 helicopters sweep over Tay Ninh province. the goal was to destroy Vietcong bases and military headquaters for South Vietnam. 30,000 U.S. troops plus 5,000 men from South Vietnamese army. lasted 72 days.
  • Khe Sanh Attacked by Vietcong

    The battle carries on for 2 days after intial strike. 18 Marines killed instantly and 40 wounded.
  • Tet offensive Begins

    Vietcong units surge into action over the length and breadth of South Vietnam. 100's of cities and towns are shocked by the Vietcong snipper commandos. created more then half a million civilian refugees. for the Americans, who lost 2,500 men, it is a serious blow to public support.
  • My Lai Massacre

    Charlie Company kills about two hundred civilians
  • Nixon Takes Office

    President Richard M. Nixon takes office as the new President of the United States
  • Operation Menu

    President Nixon authorizes Operation Menu, the bombing of North Vietnamese and Vietcong bases within Cambodia
  • All but 133,000 US Troops Have Come Home

    Two thirds of America's troops have gone in two years. South vietnam has over 1 million troops.
  • Peace Talks Break Down

    Occurrs in Paris.
  • Peace Talk Resumes

    Resumes in Paris.
  • Cease Fire Signed

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

    President Richard M. Nixon resigns, leaving South Vietnam without strongest advocate.
  • Last Casulaties for the US and Final Education

    the last Marines of force guarding the U.S. embassy lift off.