August 11th – This Date in the Vietnam War

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This photo was taken at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Carson City, Nevada. 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

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.

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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