May 5th – This Date in the Vietnam War

This photo was taken at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Little Rock, Arkansas. 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 United States ntoifies the public that personnel of the MAAG will increased from 327 to 685 by the time 1960 ends.

1961

A member of the press asks Pres Kennedy if he has considered introducing of US troops into South Vietnam. The President responds by saying that he was worried about a barrage from the Viet Cong guerrillas against the government of South Vietnam and sending troops is a consideration.

1965

The 173rd Airborne Brigade (The Herd) head to Vietnam. They were assigned to prove security at Biên Hòa air base and the port of Vũng Tàu. Marking the first time a combat unit arrived in country.

1968

The May Offensive sets off in the morning hours, 119 targets are stuck in South Vietnam, including Saigon. The May offensive is AKA “Little TET”

1971

Over 1100 protesters are arrested on Capitol grounds in DC. Their goal was to try to shut down Congress.

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