August 31st – This Date in the Vietnam War

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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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August 29th – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1964

Confronted with extensive protesting, Gen Khánh suddenly stepped down as Prime Minister of South Vietnam on Aug 25th, came back to control as a component of a triumvirate on 27th then fled Saigon to take shelter in Da Lat on the 29th. In Saigon and different urban communities street fights broke out among students, Catholics & Buddhists. The National Liberation Front aka Viet Cong, applauded this

 

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August 26th – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1964

The Joint Chiefs of Staff send a message to Sec of Def McNamara about a call from Ambassador Maxwell Taylor in Saigon who earlier asked for a bombing North Vietnam to keep from a “an entire collapse of the United States position in the Southeast Asian country.”

1969

The 3rd Battalion, 197th Artillery endures its most astounding death toll when a truck with seven soldiers ran over a landmine only two weeks before the unit was planned to return home to Manchester, New Hampshire. Around 32 miles from Saigon, their vehicle hit a 40-pound mine on Highway 13, known as “Thunder Road.” It is said that they were so close to their destination they could see Lai Khe Base Camp.

 

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August 25th – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1967

McNamara admits that the United States’ recent shelling effort had little impact on the North’s capabilities. Meanwhile, Defense Secretary McNamara denies a demand from military leaders to bomb all MIG bases in N Vietnam.

1971

The 173rd Airborne (the Herd), are among the first American ground units to arrive and fight in Vietnam, stops battle operations and gets ready to head home to the states. All of this is Nixon’s troop withdrawal initiative. As the exit started, the communists began hostile attacks to throw a wrench into the upcoming elections in South Vietnam.

 

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August 22nd – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1968

The Viet Cong fire a rocket assault on Saigon, killing 18 and injuring 59. This was the first time they did this in over 60 days.

 

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August 11th – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1967

After restrictions were in place for many years U.S. pilots are approved to bomb street and rail lines in the Hanoi & Haiphong region, previously on the non-target list. This allowed the Air Force to bomb within 25 miles of China and use rockets and other artillery inside ten miles of the border. The original limits were put in place as a result of President Lyndon B Johnson’s dread that it might end in a showdown with China and the possibility of an even bigger war.

1972

The 3rd Battalion, Twenty-First Infantry, leaves for the United States. They would be the last U.S. ground battle unit in South Vietnam. They were guarding an air base in Da Nang.

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August 4th – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1969

At a Paris flat, undercover negotiations happen between Kissinger and Xuan Thuy a N Vietnam delegate. Henry Kissinger repeated a proposition that was previously set forth in May which included a withdrawal of N Vietnamese and American troops and furthermore cautioned that if no advance was made by Nov 1st in the direction of ending the war, the US would be forced to consider measures of grave consequences. The North’s delegate did not comply and replied with the standard North Vietnamese line that the US would need to pull back every one of its troops and desert the Thieu government before there would be any chance of ending the war. These mystery talks would proceed, however would not manage any real progress until 72, after the Nguyen Hue Offensive had fizzled and Operation Linebacker II, the “Christmas bombing” of North Vietnam commenced.

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August 3rd – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1966

An operation that lasted until October, Operation Prairie commenced in the north part of South Vietnam. It was in many ways a continuation of Operation Hastings. The objective was to rid the area of three battalions of the North Vietnamese mostly just south of the DMZ. Units involved were the 3rd Marine Division and 4th Marine Regiment. The sweeps were reported to leave close to 1,400 communist casualties.

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August 2nd – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1964

Two separate incidents between North Vietnam and the United States in the waters of the Gulf of Tonkin off the shore of North Vietnam are known as the Gulf of Tonkin Incident. In the in the first encounter; during a DeSoto mission the U.S.S. Maddox was locked in by three North Vietnamese Navy torpedo ships beginning a battle in which the american ship exhausted more than 280 3″ and 5″ shells, and strafing by four US Navy F8 Crusaders.

1965

When polled over 60% of US citizens said the did not feel the USA made a mistake by sending troops to Vietnam. A number that would drop in the coming years.

1971

Richard Nixon’s camp formally admits that the CIA is keeping up around 30k “irregulars” battling the Communists in Laos. The CIA prepared and armed these mountain tribesman, generally from the Hmong tribe, to battle a secret war against the Communists and to cut off the Ho Chi Minh Trail into S Vietnam

 

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August 1st – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1962

Shoofly, a USMC helicopter unit is replaced by the by HMM-163 in the wake of flying over 130 landings against the Vietcong. The Marines endure no losses.

1965

When polled over 60% of US citizens said the did not feel the USA made a mistake by sending troops to Vietnam. A number that would drop in the coming years.

 

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