October 30th – 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.

1963

Ambassador Lodge cables the United States stating that due to the turn of events, it did not have the power to halt, discourage or delay the coup. Even though Lodge agreed that a miscalculation in regards to the coup would negatively impact the position of the States in the region, he also pointed out that doing nothing about the already escalated situation in the region would be tremendously risky.

1965

An intense attack launched by the National Liberation Front on United States Marines a few miles from Da Nang is repelled and 56 guerillas killed. A search conducted on the dead bodies reveal startling information, a 13-year-old boy is found with sketches of United States Marines drawn on his body. The boy had sold drinks to the marines the previous day.

1970

The ongoing fighting in the five northern provinces of Vietnam including Mekong delta comes to an unplanned halt virtually. This is as a result of the heavy monsoon rains that were devastating the region, the worst ever experienced in the last six years. Heavy flooding in the region eventually killed 293 people and left about 200,000 homeless and stranded with no food and shelter.

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