September 11th – 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.

1962

In an intelligence briefing for Kennedy’s military consultant, General Maxwell Taylor in Saigon, Colonel Vann tried to display his perspectives that the war was not going in the right direction, however General Harkins discredited him. Vann felt that the ARVN was not fighting with passion or intensity and that aimless besieging, by both South Vietnamese and American pilots, of towns and villages was counterproductive, helping the Viet Cong in picking up new troops. He additionally trusted that the numerous American arms gave to the South Vietnamese armed force and security powers were winding up in the hands of the Viet Cong, hence adding to their development in numbers.

1965

 

1st cavalry division

1st Cav Division (Airmobile) started to touch ground in S Vietnam at QuiNhơn. The division was the very first full U.S. Army division to arrive. The 1st Cavalry depended on helicopters to transport its battle units to and from operational regions.

 

1970

The heavy bombing is resumed under orders from President Richard Nixon

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