This Date in the Vietnam War – April 30th

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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

1964

Robert Kennedy, states that President Kennedy had an overwhelming reason for being in Vietnam and that we should win the war. Kennedy says he has no consideration by the President to withdrawing from Vietnam.

1965

The CIA warns that bringing in more U.S. ground forces to Vietnam may lead to the war weary people of South Vietnam to let the U.S. deal with an even greater share of the fighting.

1971

Priest Philip Berrigan and 7 more are indicted for their plan to abduct Henry Kissinger and to detonate explosions at government buildings.

1975

The fall/capture of Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam. Taken over by the NVA. This was the end of the War and marked the beginning of a transition period for the formal reunification of the two regions under communist rule.

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This date in the Vietnam War - April 30th
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This date in the Vietnam War - April 30th
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On this date in the Vietnam War in 1975 the Fall of Saigon happened
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Fallen Never Forgotten: Vietnam Memorials in the USA
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