May 16th – This date in the Vietnam War

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1965

Ho Chi Minh conferences with Mao Zedong in China. Ho Chi Minh said that North Vietnam will carry the majority of the burden of the war themselves. Ho did requested additional Chinese economic and military assistance though. The chinese leader agreed and they set a foundation blueprint for Chinese assistance. NVA was to go to battle with Chinese logistical help. The Chinese were not to intervene with their military unless the USA forces attacked the North.

Chinese helped North Vietnam in 3 ways. Engineers and workers to build and maintain defense works,roads, airfields etc.

Anti-aircraft personnel and military equipment. 160k chinese went to North Vietnam to help them.

1974

Battle of the Iron Triangle launched when the 9th Div PAVN with tank assistance commenced an battle on Rach Bap. They managed to take possession of An Dien and lower to Phu Cuong.

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May 13th – This date in the Vietnam War

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1965

Pres Johnson abruptly stops the bombing of North Vietnam which were part of Operation Rolling Thunder. He does this trying to induce the North to come to terms in some sore of peace agreement. It did not work.

1968

Paris peace talks begin to converse about US troop withdrawal. This marks the first time these US and North Vietnamese delegations meet for this.

1971

Peace talks in Paris enter their fourth year. Little to no progress was made thus far.

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May 12th – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1963

President Diem stated in the Washington Post South Vietnam “would like to see half of the twelve thousand US military stationed here leave South Vietnam”

1964

USA Ambassador Lodge says that Buddhist leader Thich Tri Quang is anti-Christian, full of hatred and agitating against the government of Khanh. This took place in a secret meeting. He also claimed that communist infiltration of Buddhists does exist

1968

The Battle of Coral Balmoral is fought by the 1st Australian Task Force  in the north-east end of Saigon. This battle ended june 6

1975

U.S. merchant vessel SS Mayaguez is taken over by Khmer Rouge forces, Marines regain the ship and the crew is released during the Mayaguez incident. The fifteen US men killed and three MIA in this incident would be the last official casualties of the war

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May 11th – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1961

VP Johnson goes to S. Vietnam. His instructions are to make President Diem believe in our confidence in him. Johnson calls him the “Winston Churchill of Southeast Asia.”

Kennedy sent a letter with his Vice President approving from 150,000 to 170,000 more S. Vietnamese soldiers and says the USA was prepared to consider further increase.

The funding in military aid was not to be conditioned by Diem, but Diem turned down Kennedy’s offer to bring over American combat troops, stating it would only be a propaganda win for the Viet Cong.

1967

Starting today and ending on 1 July 67, Operation Malheur I and Operation Malheur II kicked off. The two operations were carried out by the US Army to subdue the increase in activity brought on by the Vietcong forces.

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May 6th – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1959

Responding to the increasing volume of attacks by Viet Cong, South Vietnamese National Assembly authorizes tribunals to use the death penalty on terrorists and other destructive persons

1961

General Lyman Lemnitzer states that JFK was ready to do anything within reason to save Southeast Asia.

1965

South Vietnamese Armed Forces Council dissolved and left Prime Minister Quat. in control

1966

General Westmoreland is told by Premier Ky that Buddhist leaders were suspected of contacting the Viet Cong and that the Buddhist Struggle Movement pretty much had control of the northern provinces of South Vietnam.

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May 5th – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1960

The United States ntoifies the public that personnel of the MAAG will increased from 327 to 685 by the time 1960 ends.

1961

A member of the press asks Pres Kennedy if he has considered introducing of US troops into South Vietnam. The President responds by saying that he was worried about a barrage from the Viet Cong guerrillas against the government of South Vietnam and sending troops is a consideration.

1965

The 173rd Airborne Brigade (The Herd) head to Vietnam. They were assigned to prove security at Biên Hòa air base and the port of Vũng Tàu. Marking the first time a combat unit arrived in country.

1968

The May Offensive sets off in the morning hours, 119 targets are stuck in South Vietnam, including Saigon. The May offensive is AKA “Little TET”

1971

Over 1100 protesters are arrested on Capitol grounds in DC. Their goal was to try to shut down Congress.

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May 4th – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1965

Additional $700 million for the Vietnam War is requested by Pres Johnson during the remainder of the year. After approved by Congress 2 days later Johnson states additional funds may be needed.

1970

Four students attending Kent State University were shot and killed by the Ohio National Guard during anti-war protests on campus grounds. This only leads to more protests.

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May 3rd – This date in Vietnam War History

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1971

The May Day protests threatened to bring Washington DC to a halt. Since the govt did not stop the Vietnam War they claimed that they would stop the government. Protesters claimed it was their goal to stop more troops from being sent to Vietnam

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This Date in the Vietnam War – May 2nd

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1961

The Pathet Lao (communist rebels)and government troops declared a cease fire in Laos. JFK contemplates military intervention in Laos but held off as the cease fire reduced tension between the U.S. and the Sov Un.

1964

Viet Cong commandos detonate an bomb on the USS Card. The ship was in the Saigon River. It sank killing 5 americans sailors.

 

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This Date in the Vietnam War – May 1st

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1963

U.S. Army intelligence releases bulletin “Enemy Presses Hard on Shaky South Vietnam Regime.”

It states that the Viet Cong attacks that occurred in March were at an all time high (1,860+) and were larger in scale.

1972

Quang Tri is overtaken by communist forces, the communist’s biggest accomplishment of the the Easter Offensive.

 

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