June 3rd – This date in the Vietnam War

the welcome home vietnam veterans memorial in fruita colorado

This photo was taken at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Fruita, Colorado. 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 and at home in the USA during the Vietnam war.

1960

The CIA was told by a South Vietnamese official that the government was to most likely lose control of the Ca Mau Peninsula

1963

ARVN Soldiers poured liquid chemicals from tear gas grenades on top of praying Buddhists. This was later to be known as the Hue Chemical attacks. 67 people were hospitalized due to skin blisters and trouble breathing

1972

The secretive Operation Thunderhead was carried out by SEAL Team One and Underwater Demolition Team. It took place off the coast of North Vietnam and was designed to rescue two american airmen that were escaping from a POW camp in Hanoi. This would be the final US POW rescue mission. Lt Melvin Dry was KIA on this mission, the last SEAL lost during the War.

 

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