• First American casualties

    First American casualties
    Major Dale R. Buis and Master Sargeant Chester M. Ovnand become the first Americans to die in the Vietnam War during the guerilla strike at Bienhoa
  • Vietcong formed

    Vietcong formed
    Vietcong Formed also called The National Liberation Front for South Vietnam
  • operation chopper

    operation chopper
    Operation Chopper: America's first combat missions against the Vietcong.
  • Battle of Ap Bac

    Battle of Ap Bac
    1963 Battle of Ap Bac where the Vietcong defeat the South Vietnamese Army
  • Gulf of Tonkin Incident

    Gulf of Tonkin Incident
    3 North Vietnamese PT boats allegedly fire torpedoes at the USS Maddox named the Gulf of Tonkin Incident
  • Bombing raids

    Bombing raids
    Bombing raids on North Vietnam commence referred to as 'Operation Rolling Thunder'. The air raids continue for three years
  • My Lai massacre

    My Lai massacre
    My Lai village Massacre by US troops
  • Goodbye Ho Chi Minh

    Goodbye Ho Chi Minh
    The death of Ho Chi Minh
  • US bombs North Vietnam

    US bombs North Vietnam
    US forces apply pressure on North Vietnam by heavy bombing of Hanoi and Haiphong
  • cease-fire agreement

    cease-fire agreement
    1973 A cease-fire agreement is signed in Paris
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