November 18th – This Date in the Vietnam War

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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 largest air assault of the war consisting of 116 South Vietnamese and United States combat aircrafts carrying 1,100 South Vietnamese soldiers into Tah Ninh and Binh Duong provinces is conducted. Headed by General Nguyen Khanh, the operation was conducted with an aim of wiping out the communists’ strongholds in the province. Nevertheless, there was a light engagement with the Viet Cong.

1969

Communist forces wound or kill 60,000 men belonging to the South Vietnamese army in the Mekong Delta. The communist forces only lose 14 men from their troops. The high number of South Vietnamese casualties is blamed on poor fighting skills on their part. It was the first battle after United States withdrawal in the northern delta leaving the South Vietnam government to take charge.

1970

President Nixon requests the Congress to make supplemental budget appropriations for Premier Lon Nol government of Cambodia. He requested for $155 million new funds of which $85 million would be for military aid consisting of ammunition. The military aid and assistance were to be used by Lon Nol government to prevent Cambodia from falling into the North Vietnamese communist forces.

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