September 18th – This Date in the Vietnam War

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The following events took place on this date in Vietnam War History. We have gathered this information from sources deemed to be accurate. If you find any mistakes please contact us

This timeline is meant to keep track of what was both happening on the battlefield, politically and at home in the USA during the Vietnam war.

1964

S Vietnamese authorities guarantee that two N Vietnamese Army companies have attacked South Vietnam. These attacks brought about a battle in the Quang Tri Province, south of the DMZ . The North Vietnamese powers were crushed with many casualties.

1965

224 troopers of the 1st Brigade of the 101st Airborne arrived by helicopter close to An Khê in the Central Highlands in a territory in which 2 Viet Cong forces were found. It was named Operation Gibraltar. The Viet Cong killed 13 Americans. Air strikes made the Viet Cong withdraw with losses evaluated by the U.S. at in the vicinity of 250.

 

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September 14th – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1965

ARVN paratroopers and United States advisors jump into the Ben Cat outskirts, 20 miles N of Saigon. This was the first real parachute mission of the war by the S Vietnamese. Despite the fact that they did not to contact the adversary, they accomplished their objective of pushing the Viet Cong far from Route 13 (running amongst Saigon and the Cambodian fringe) briefly.

1966

The Filipinos built up the base camp of the Philippine Civic Action Group in Tây Ninh Province in S Vietnam. The aggregate number of Philippine troops in S Vietnam was 2k. The United States paid all costs for the Filipinos deployed to South Vietnam and allowed extra aid to the Philippines.

1969

The Draft begins. The US Selective Service declares September 14 as the First Draft Lottery Date.

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September 11th – This Date in the Vietnam War

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The following events took place on this date in Vietnam War History. We have gathered this information from sources deemed to be accurate. If you find any mistakes please contact us

This timeline is meant to keep track of what was both happening on the battlefield, politically and at home in the USA during the Vietnam war.

1962

In an intelligence briefing for Kennedy’s military consultant, General Maxwell Taylor in Saigon, Colonel Vann tried to display his perspectives that the war was not going in the right direction, however General Harkins discredited him. Vann felt that the ARVN was not fighting with passion or intensity and that aimless besieging, by both South Vietnamese and American pilots, of towns and villages was counterproductive, helping the Viet Cong in picking up new troops. He additionally trusted that the numerous American arms gave to the South Vietnamese armed force and security powers were winding up in the hands of the Viet Cong, hence adding to their development in numbers.

1965

 

1st cavalry division

1st Cav Division (Airmobile) started to touch ground in S Vietnam at QuiNhơn. The division was the very first full U.S. Army division to arrive. The 1st Cavalry depended on helicopters to transport its battle units to and from operational regions.

 

1970

The heavy bombing is resumed under orders from President Richard Nixon

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September 8th – This Date in the Vietnam War

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The following events took place on this date in Vietnam War History. We have gathered this information from sources deemed to be accurate. If you find any mistakes please contact us

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1970

Operation Dubois Square begins for the U.S. Marines, a ten hunt for the N Vietnamese close to DaNang. Marine pilots in their Douglas A-4 Skyhawks gave essential close air support to ground troops.

1972

USAF Captain Charles DeBellevue flying with his pilot, Captain John Madden, in a McDonnell Douglas F-4D, shoots down two MiG-19s close to Hanoi. These were DeBellevue’s 5th and 6th triumphs, all of the victories came within a four month time frame.

 

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September 7th – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1960

The Third National Party Congress in Hanoi, North Vietnam endorsed a 5-year financial arrangement with the objective of turning into a communist economy by ’65, supplanting private endeavor with state free enterprise, and advancing industrialization. This in spite of a diminished rice apportion for the populace and discontent in country territories and the urban areas, particularly among professors, intelectuals, retailers, and Catholics.

1967

The “McNamara Line,”- Secretary of Defense McNamara declares plans to create an electronic anti-infiltration barrier to stop the invasion, flow of arms and troops into South Vietnam from the north at the east side of the (DMZ). The McNamara Line, as it ended up known, would utilize cutting edge, innovative hearing gadgets to alarm U.S. powers when N Vietnamese troops and supplies were moving south with the goal that air and artillery strikes could be applied as powerful strikes

 

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September 5th – This Date in the Vietnam War

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The following events took place on this date in Vietnam War History. We have gathered this information from sources deemed to be accurate. If you find any mistakes please contact us

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1969

Lieutenant William Calley is accused of six counts of murder in the demise of 109 Vietnamese citizens at My Lai in March 1968. The said crimes were committed in My Lai 4, in the bitterly contested province of Quang Ngai. Calley was a platoon leader in C Co, 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry, eleventh Infantry Brigade of the 23rd Division. He had driven his men in a slaughter of Vietnamese regular people, including ladies and kids, at My Lai 4, a bunch of villas that made up Son My town in Son Tinh District in Quang Ngai Province in the beach front swamps of I Corps Tactical Zone on March 16, 1968.

1970

A significant day. The last major operation in which U.S. ground forces participated in Vietnam. Operation Jefferson Glenn began. This was a joint military operation combining forces of the 101st Airborne and the 1st Infantry Division of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam. This turned out to be the final major offensive in which the 101st Airborne “Screaming Eagles” fought in Nam. The Operation was conducted September 5, 1970 – October 8, 1971.

 

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The Traveling Vietnam Wall is a “Moving” Tribute to our Vets

The traveling Vietnam Wall Memorial making it’s way across the country allows veterans to remember their fallen brothers. Learn more about the project here.

Visiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC is a truly unique experience. No matter the hour, day, season, or year people read the wall, touch the wall, honor at the wall.

Yet not everyone has the means or ability to visit this powerful monument. They don’t get the chance to pay tribute to U.S. soldiers who lost their lives during or because of the Vietnam War.

To solve that problem, the American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT) created the Traveling Vietnam Wall. It’s a remarkable replica of the memorial in DC.

In this way, tens of thousands more people can pay their respects to those who perished and honor everyone who served in Vietnam.

Here’s what you need to know about this tribute to veterans:

The Replica

There are a few organizations that take replicas of the Vietnam Wall across America. But the replica created by AVTT is the largest and most visited.

At 80% the size of the original, this traveling Vietnam Wall comes as close as possible to duplicating the experience of visiting the permanent memorial.

The replica is 360 feet long and 8 feet tall at its apex. Panels with information about the original memorial and a timeline of the Vietnam War help visitors deepen their understanding of what they are experiencing.

At many events, there are books and computers for you to look up names and their location on the wall.

The replica is typically set up for multi-day events arranged months in advance. Check the complete schedule to see when the traveling memorial will be near you.

Why You Should Visit the Traveling Vietnam Wall

The replica wall has every name on the original. It’s difficult to imagine the scope of loss of life until you see all the names in one place. If you took three seconds to read each of the approximately 58,300+ names inscribed, it would take over 48 hours to read the entire wall.

Visiting the replica Vietnam Wall is valuable opportunity to share recent history with young people. It’s a bold reminder of courage and sacrifices made.

For families who lost loved ones during the Vietnam War, experiencing the memorial and bearing witness to names that won’t be forgotten, can be comforting and restorative.

Veterans of the Vietnam and other wars often find healing in visits to the replica monument. It — and the events around it — are important acknowledgments of service.

Ongoing Support and Remembrance

Paying tribute at the Traveling Vietnam Wall is one way to show ongoing support for the men and women in the U.S. military. Monuments with the names of the fallen help promise that an individual life won’t be forgotten.

Our book, “Fallen Never Forgotten: Vietnam Memorials in the USA” has a similar goal. Through photographs and detailed listings of names by state, “Fallen Never Forgotten” has become a guide to monuments across the country.

The book is for veterans and their families. It offers a chance to visually visit honorable memorial sites, find information, and read the names of those who didn’t return home.

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September 4th – This Date in the Vietnam War

This photo was taken at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Mobile, Alabama. To learn more about this and over 50 other Vietnam Veteran Memorials by purchasing Fallen Never Forgotten here

The following events took place on this date in Vietnam War History. We have gathered this information from sources deemed to be accurate. If you find any mistakes please contact us

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1959

A gathering of army intelligence came to the conclusion that the VC were not a genuine danger and that “the general security circumstance in the South Vietnamese farmlands is on the road to improvement.

1964

John McNaughton brings a suggestion to his superior Robert McNamara. It states that given the disorderly state of South Vietnam, the U.S. should think about sending a large number of troops to S Vietnam and incite activities to legitimize an air war against N Vietnam. Different advisors of President Johnson were making comparable recommendations.

1967

Search and Destroy mission named Operation Swift began in the Que Son Valley by the first Marine Division. The battle led to the death of 114 Americans and approximately 376 PAVN. The operation came to an end on September 15

 

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Currency from the Vietnam War

This is pre-1954 Vietnam money it was used in the French colonies of Laos, Cambodia, CochinChina, Annam, Tonkin, Northern Vietnam, Central Vietnam as well as the Spratly and Paracel islands. I found these in some villages along the way, old money that was still circulating. While I was there they changed the money again – Ronny Ymbras

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August 31st – This Date in the Vietnam War

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The following events took place on this date in Vietnam War History. We have gathered this information from sources deemed to be accurate. If you find any mistakes please contact us

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1965

Nguyen Cao Ky, the Premier of South Vietnam announces that the south would never negotiate with the Communists unless the North Vietnamese troops would be pulled back from the South. He additionally said that his administration would establish significant changes to amend the monetary and social wrongdoings going on.

1967

The Joint Chiefs of Staff, extended the allowed targets in the north, approving strikes against bridges, encampments, and rail in the Hanoi Haipong zone and more in the already limited zones along China

1972

Weekly casualties of five dead and three injured are by far the least recorded since record keeping started in Jan of 1965. The numbers mirrored the situation in that there were under 40k American troops left in South Vietnam at this point engaging in combat.

 

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