July 23rd – This Date in the Vietnam War

war dog memorial at the vietnam Homdel New Jersey

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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

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.

1962

The CIA had asked for an expansion in Sp. Forces of up to four hundred more troops for the Central Highland region.

Keeping away from a Cold War confrontation, the US and the Soviet Union consent to an arrangement ensuring a free and nonpartisan Laos. Though the agreement finished the official roles of the two countries in the Laotian civil war, “under the table” help from both the Soviet Union and the USA kept on intensifying the contention in Laos for the following decade.

1963

During a meeting of top U.S. military personnel in Hawaii, Sec McNamara ordered 1,000 American military serviceman to return home from S Vietnam before 1964, a much quicker withdrawal than had been originally proposed by Gen Harkins early in the year.

1970

Battle for Fire Support Base Ripcord finally comes to an end. The 101st Airborne “Screaming Eagles” fought the NVA for 23 days. 3 Medals of Honor and 6 Distinguished Service Crosses were granted to troops for heroic actions amid the battle.

1973

United States President Richard Nixon declines to handover Watergate tapes of the discussions that took place in the White House relevant to the case.

 

 

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