July 31st – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1961

Gen. Edward Lansdale presents a report of the Main Observation Group the surreptitious fighting unit requested by JFK in May. Going to rise from 340 to 805 soldiers, the unit’s focuses are soon to move from activities against the Vietcong in the South and concentrate altogether on N. Vietnam.

1972

Hanoi challenges the Nixon and the white house over the dike bombing controversy, They claimed that there were 173 attacks in 149 places against the embankments, dams and dikes in North Vietnam

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July 29th – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1965

101st Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade arrived at Cam Ranh Bay (4000 paratroopers). The 1st brigade was the third United States Army unit to land in the Nam. The rest of the 101st came in Dec of ’67. The 101st ABN division endured roughly 20k casualties (KIA or wounded) throughout the war.

1972

Fire desecrates the U.S.S Forrestal in the Gulf of Tonkin. More than 130 crewmen died and 21 planes were destroyed.

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July 28th – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1965

United States Pres Lyndon B. Johnson requested an expansion in the quantity of U.S. troops in Vietnam to 125k and an expansion in the draft from 17k to 35k young men every month. Johnson did not activate the Reserves and National Guard. Johnson’s decisions were a giant step in the US involvement in the war, as more and more troops were sent over in the years to follow

1972

Because of Soviet Union’s allegations that the US had run a 2 month bombing effort purposefully to demolish the embankments and dams of the Tonkin Delta in N Vietnam, a CIA report is made open by the Nixon organization. The now public report states that there were twelve bombings but and damage to the dikes, embankments or dams were 100% unintentional. These dams, dykes and irrigation were a huge deal as the systems were the base of how the Red River Delta area was made habitable.

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July 27th – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1964

The US decides they are to send an extra 5k troops to South Vietnam, raising the the number of U.S. armed forces personnel in the Republic of Vietnam to 21k

1965

Pres Lyndon B. Johnson met with leaders of Congress and all parties concurred with the President’s intent to raise the U.S. military strength in Vietnam. The only one against it was Senator Mansfield from Montana. Mike Mansfield instead proposed arrangements to end the war

46 F-105’s strike the missile installation which previously fired at USAF planes just three days before. They also struck another 64 kms NW of Hanoi. Unfortunately 5 USAF aircraft were shot down in the process

 

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July 23rd – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1962

The CIA had asked for an expansion in Sp. Forces of up to four hundred more troops for the Central Highland region.

Keeping away from a Cold War confrontation, the US and the Soviet Union consent to an arrangement ensuring a free and nonpartisan Laos. Though the agreement finished the official roles of the two countries in the Laotian civil war, “under the table” help from both the Soviet Union and the USA kept on intensifying the contention in Laos for the following decade.

1963

During a meeting of top U.S. military personnel in Hawaii, Sec McNamara ordered 1,000 American military serviceman to return home from S Vietnam before 1964, a much quicker withdrawal than had been originally proposed by Gen Harkins early in the year.

1970

Battle for Fire Support Base Ripcord finally comes to an end. The 101st Airborne “Screaming Eagles” fought the NVA for 23 days. 3 Medals of Honor and 6 Distinguished Service Crosses were granted to troops for heroic actions amid the battle.

1973

United States President Richard Nixon declines to handover Watergate tapes of the discussions that took place in the White House relevant to the case.

 

 

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July 22nd – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1965

Pres Lyndon Johnson met with his best military advisory council. Over the span of the dialog, Gen Greene evaluated that triumph in the Vietnam War would take at least 5 years and 500,000 American troops. He said that he trusted the American individuals would back such a dedication. Johnson selected rather for a slow development of American powers and heightening of the war as suggested by General William Westmoreland.

1966

B-52s struck the DMZ in between N and S Vietnam for the first time ever in the war.

1967

Gen Taylor and presidential advisor Clifford visit S Vietnam, New Zealand, Thailand, S Korea and Australia to hear the opinion on the likelihood of another summit gathering on the circumstance in Vietnam. Allegedly, they were looking for extra troops for the war. On their arrival to Washington, Taylor and Clifford revealed no real contradictions on any part of the war among the leaders with whom they met. Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, and Korea in the eventually sent troops to S Vietnam to battle alongside US and ARVN.

 

 

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July 10th – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1965

U.S. planes proceed with overwhelming strikes in South Vietnam and claim to have lead to the death of 580 guerrillas. Phantoms, escorting fighter jets in an attack on the Yen Sen ammo depot NW of Hanoi, drew in NV MiG-17s. Two MiG-17s were shot down. The activity denoted the first USAF aerial win of the Vietnam War.

The New York Times detailed that he 173rd Abn Division endured 10 KIA and 42 injured on its pass through Zone D and that its assessments of VC casualties were exaggerated.

1967

Severely outnumbered South Vietnamese troops defend against an assault by two battalions of the 141st NVA on a military camp 8km east of An Loc. Commies caught 33% of the base camp before they were forced back with the help of U.S. also, South Vietnamese air and mounted guns strikes. More distant toward the north, U.S. strengths endured overwhelming losses in two separate fights in the Central Highlands. In the main activity, around 400 men of the 173rd Airborne Brigade went under overwhelming fire from NVA assault rifles and mortars amid a search near Dak To. 26 Americans KIA and 49 were injured. In the second zone conflict, 35 fighters of the U.S. 4th INF KIA and 31 were injured

 

 

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July 9th – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1966

The Soviet Union sends the message to the American embassy in Moscow claiming that the air attacks on the port of Haiphong jeopardized four Soviet ships that were in the harbor. The US dismisses the Soviet dissent on July 23, guaranteeing, “Extraordinary care had been taken to guarantee the wellbeing of shipping in Haiphong.” The Soviets grumbled on various events amid the war, especially when the air strikes debilitated their capacity to resupply the North Vietnamese.

1966

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1971

Four miles south of DMZ, around five hundred American troops of the first Brigade, fifth Mechanized Division turned over Fire Base Charlie 2 to Saigon troops, finishing the exchange of defense duties regarding the outskirt territory. On the earlier day, adjacent Fire Base Alpha 4 had been swung over toward the South Vietnamese. This was a piece of Nixon’s Vietnamization approach, which had been declared at a June 1969 meeting at Midway Island. Under this program, the United States started a far reaching push to expand the battle capacities of the South Vietnamese military.

 

 

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July 8th – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1959

6 VC guerrillas assaulted an MAAG location in Bien Hoa, twenty miles N of Saigon. 2 US and 3 Vietnamese died at the hands of the guerrillas.

1965

Maxwell Taylor stepped down as U.S. Ambassodor to South Vietnam. Taylor had been against the presentation of American ground troops into South Vietnam, rather proposing an increase in air strikes. Taylor ended up being supplanted by Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. who then went back to Saigon for his second spell as Ambassador.

Pres Lyndon Johnson proclaims that a Vietnam Service Medal be granted to US troops serving in Vietnam, despite the fact that there had been no official war. At the time there were 16,300 U.S. troops in South Vietnam toward the end of ’64.

 

 

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July 6th – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1964

The Battle of Nam Dong took place when the VC assaulted the Nam Dong CIDG (Civilian Irregular Defense Group) camp trying to take over. Warrant Officer Kevin Conway was KIA, the initial Australian KIA of the war.

At Nam Dong in the northern highlands, a roiughly 500-man Viet Cong regiment assaulted a US Special Forces outpost. After hours of battling, the Viet Cong pulled back. The fight brought about 40 VC KIA

1965

After air strikes, the 173rd (The Herd) ABN began another pass through Zone D with Australian cooperation and ARVN assistance. The foreign partners are said to have contributed to 100 Viet Cong losses.

 

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