July 8th – This Date in the Vietnam War

Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Phoenix Arizona

This photo was taken at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Phoenix, Arizona. 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.

1959

6 VC guerrillas assaulted an MAAG location in Bien Hoa, twenty miles N of Saigon. 2 US and 3 Vietnamese died at the hands of the guerrillas.

1965

Maxwell Taylor stepped down as U.S. Ambassodor to South Vietnam. Taylor had been against the presentation of American ground troops into South Vietnam, rather proposing an increase in air strikes. Taylor ended up being supplanted by Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. who then went back to Saigon for his second spell as Ambassador.

Pres Lyndon Johnson proclaims that a Vietnam Service Medal be granted to US troops serving in Vietnam, despite the fact that there had been no official war. At the time there were 16,300 U.S. troops in South Vietnam toward the end of ’64.

 

 

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