July 6th – This Date in the Vietnam War

This photo was taken at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Munster, Indiana. 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

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.

1964

The Battle of Nam Dong took place when the VC assaulted the Nam Dong CIDG (Civilian Irregular Defense Group) camp trying to take over. Warrant Officer Kevin Conway was KIA, the initial Australian KIA of the war.

At Nam Dong in the northern highlands, a roiughly 500-man Viet Cong regiment assaulted a US Special Forces outpost. After hours of battling, the Viet Cong pulled back. The fight brought about 40 VC KIA

1965

After air strikes, the 173rd (The Herd) ABN began another pass through Zone D with Australian cooperation and ARVN assistance. The foreign partners are said to have contributed to 100 Viet Cong losses.

 

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