This Date in the Vietnam War – May 2nd

This photo was taken at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Junction City, Kansas. To learn more about this and other Vietnam Veteran Memorials purchase 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

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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