October 31st – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1968

Five days before the presidential elections, President Lyndon Johnson makes a televised address to the nation announcing the cease of all aerial, naval and artillery bombing of North Vietnam. This was in accordance with the Paris peace negotiations that had earlier own been agreed upon for a cease-fire in North Vietnam. The decision was hailed by various leaders but subdued in Saigon by president Thieu stating that Washington had acted on its own without consulting them.

1970

In a state of the nation address, South Vietnamese president Nguyen Van Thieu announces that the pacification program to provide territorial security and destruction of the enemy underground government had worked. 99.1% of the total territory was under full control of the South Vietnam government. He also stated that he would never allow a coalition government with the communists since that had not worked before.

1971

Saigon starts the process of releasing the 1,938 Hanoi prisoners of the Vietnam War in accordance with the Paris Peace Accord. The first prisoners of war to be released since 1969 are three United States pilots. Northern Vietnamese officials caution the United States from forcing the released prisoners to slander Hanoi sighting that false information from previously released prisoners caused Hanoi to suspend the process temporarily.

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October 30th – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1963

Ambassador Lodge cables the United States stating that due to the turn of events, it did not have the power to halt, discourage or delay the coup. Even though Lodge agreed that a miscalculation in regards to the coup would negatively impact the position of the States in the region, he also pointed out that doing nothing about the already escalated situation in the region would be tremendously risky.

1965

An intense attack launched by the National Liberation Front on United States Marines a few miles from Da Nang is repelled and 56 guerillas killed. A search conducted on the dead bodies reveal startling information, a 13-year-old boy is found with sketches of United States Marines drawn on his body. The boy had sold drinks to the marines the previous day.

1970

The ongoing fighting in the five northern provinces of Vietnam including Mekong delta comes to an unplanned halt virtually. This is as a result of the heavy monsoon rains that were devastating the region, the worst ever experienced in the last six years. Heavy flooding in the region eventually killed 293 people and left about 200,000 homeless and stranded with no food and shelter.

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October 29th – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1963

Ambassador at large Lodge receives a request from Washington through Colonel Conein for additional information concerning the planned coup masterminded by Huong. The United States was concerned that in the case of a failed coup, that would jeopardize its position in the Southeast Asian region. Washington simply wanted enough proof that the coup would be quick and successful if not, the plan was to be abandoned.

1963

President Kennedy together officials from Washington send out instructions to Mr. Lodge, the then Ambassador at large to postpone the expected coup. The coup had earlier on been postponed a number of times due to lack of proof pointing to a success and poor planning. Despite the clear instruction received, the ambassador did not go ahead and deliver the message.

1971

The total number of United States soldiers in Vietnam decreases to about 196,700 troops. This was the lowest number recorded since January 1966. The drop was as a result of President Nixon’s Vietnamization program which required that United States troops withdraw as South Vietnam troops assume more responsibility for the ongoing war. The withdrawals were steady to avoid leaving behind gaps for the enemy to take advantage.

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October 28th – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1963

A meeting is organized between Colonel Lucien Conein from the American Embassy in Saigon and the coup plotter Trần Văn Đon. Even though Don wanted little involvement by the Americans in the planned coup, he went after Colonel Lucien after receiving an assurance from Ambassador Lodge stating that the colonel would be the right person to handle the coup plans.

1964

United States T-28 bombers piloted by Thai Pilots bomb the Northern Vietnam villages in Mugia Pass area. The North Vietnam government officials outraged by the incidents make public claims that United States servicemen were involved in the bombings. The allegations were later denied by United States officials that no Americans were involved.

1965

National Liberation Front commandos from North Vietnam launch a surprise attack on the allied forces. Quite a number of aircrafts are destroyed during the two separate attacks on the United States air bases. Another attack is launched by the Viet Cong at Chui Lai military base located on the coast of the South China Sea in Quang.

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October 27th – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1964

Tran Van Huong is appointed as the prime minister of South Vietnam by the then head of state Suu. Strong demonstrations are launched against Huong’s government by the Buddhist since he was against their demands for a change as compared to the former Prime Minister Khanh. However, Huong managed to remain relevant among the army generals.

1966

United States Ambassador at large Harriman Averell makes a visit to 10 nations to explain the outcome of the Manila conference and peace declaration signed among the allied troops operating inside Vietnam. Allied leaders pledge to pull troops out of Vietnam within 6 months after Northern Vietnam soldiers are pulled out of South Vietnam.

1967

Operation Coronado VIII, one of the 11 series of operations conducted by the Mobile Riverine Force of America in conjunction with the South Vietnamese army was launched in the Rung Sat special zone. The prime aim of the operation was to break apart guerilla forces and their infrastructure in the Mekong delta waterways, one of the strongholds for the communist movement.

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