May 6th – This Date in the Vietnam War

This photo was taken at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Lawton, Ohio. 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.

1959

Responding to the increasing volume of attacks by Viet Cong, South Vietnamese National Assembly authorizes tribunals to use the death penalty on terrorists and other destructive persons

1961

General Lyman Lemnitzer states that JFK was ready to do anything within reason to save Southeast Asia.

1965

South Vietnamese Armed Forces Council dissolved and left Prime Minister Quat. in control

1966

General Westmoreland is told by Premier Ky that Buddhist leaders were suspected of contacting the Viet Cong and that the Buddhist Struggle Movement pretty much had control of the northern provinces of South Vietnam.

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Book

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