May 15th – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1967

The United States troops based on the south of the Demilitarized Zone and the other Marine bases located between Con Thien and Dong Ha come under heavy artillery attack concurrently from North Vietnamese fighters. About 100 Americans were either killed or wounded during the massive encounter between the two sides along the Demilitarized Zone.

1972

South Vietnamese forces recapture Fire Base Bastogne aided by a Heli borne platoon of 30 soldiers. The recapture of Fire Base Bastogne was strategically important as it would fend off the communists from transporting their heavy artillery within a range capable of shelling the city of Hue.

1975

Mayaguez a United States merchant ship is retaken from Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge forces. About 200 Marines made a sortie on Koh Tang Island in attempt to rescue the ship’s crew who had unfortunately been moved. The invasion lasted for the whole day till evening when the Marines retreated via helicopter. The crew were luckily set free when the assault began, 3 comrades left behind were later killed by Khmer Rouge soldiers.

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May 14th This Date in the Vietnam War

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1964

The Defence Secretary Robert McNamara makes it known that he was resentful of President Johnson’s plan to multiple America’s aids to South Vietnam. Following the communist insurgency in Vietnam, South Vietnam forces were under-equipped to independently thwart the invasion prompting the United States to step in.

1969

President Nixon replies to the 10-point plan presented by the National Liberation Front during the 16th plenary Paris peace talk’s assembly in what would be his first exclusive report concerning the Vietnam War to Americans. Nixon proposed a phased, reciprocated withdrawal of most of the American and North Vietnamese forces from South Vietnam within a period of twelve months with the remaining non-South Vietnamese fighters adhering to a cease-fire.  

1972

The assault on the city of Kontum is commenced by the North Vietnamese forces as part of the Battle of Kontum. Rigorous airstrikes by the United States air force aided South Vietnamese troops to fend off the communist insurgents and bring the city back to its feet. The assault was among the largest and most exhaustive encounter of the Easter Offensive.

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May 10th – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1966

While on patrol, CGC Point Grey spots a 110-feet trawler suspiciously heading on multiple courses and at inconsistent speeds. Attempts to hail the vessel were futile prompting Point Grey personnel to attempt boarding it but were repelled by heavy automatic gunfire from the beach. Reinforcements from the United States Navy and CGC Point Cypress aided Point Grey in subduing the army. The trawler was sunk and a large amount of war implements recovered from the vessel. The incident was reportedly the biggest attempted infiltration after the Vung Ro Bay occurrence.

1969

Operation Apache Snow commences inside the A Shau Valley, west of Thua Thien Province. The operational force included the United States 9th Marine Regiment together with the 3rd Brigade from the 101st Airborne Division fighting alongside South Vietnamese forces. It commenced with a helicopter assault across the Laotian border followed by a sweep back towards the east. The operation was launched to thwart off the anticipated North Vietnamese attack on South Vietnamese coastal provinces.

1972

President Nixon’s resolution to have American troops lay mines on North Vietnamese harbours is rebuked by China, the Soviet Union and their allies from Eastern Europe. The United States intended to mine the harbours in order to lull the ongoing massive invasion of South Vietnam by North Vietnamese forces which were instigated starting from 30th March.

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May 9th – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1964

Ngo Dinh Can the brother to South Vietnam former president Diem is executed following an order from General Khanh. Khanh facilitated the execution with an aim of making peace with the Buddhist military movement even after severally requests by the United States Ambassador Lodge to have Ngo Dinh Can life spared.

1969

William Beecher, the New York Times military correspondent prints a single page dispatch titled “Raids in Cambodia by the United States Unprotested” from Washington accurately depicting the recent raids in Cambodia by B-52s. Henry Kissinger immediately contacted FBI director J. Edgar requesting him to find the source of the leak. Kissinger’s assistant Alexander Haig submitted a list of names from the National Security Council and the American press whose telephones would be wiretapped by the FBI during the following two years.

1970

30 American gunboats join 110 crafts from the South Vietnamese navy as they bulldoze their way up the Mekong River. Their mission for the thrust up was to eliminate communist sanctuaries established 45 miles between Phnom Penh and South Vietnam. The American vessels would not thrust up further than Neak Long following a policy limiting its forces from penetrating into Cambodia by 21.7 miles only.

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May 16th – This date in the Vietnam War

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1965

Ho Chi Minh conferences with Mao Zedong in China. Ho Chi Minh said that North Vietnam will carry the majority of the burden of the war themselves. Ho did requested additional Chinese economic and military assistance though. The chinese leader agreed and they set a foundation blueprint for Chinese assistance. NVA was to go to battle with Chinese logistical help. The Chinese were not to intervene with their military unless the USA forces attacked the North.

Chinese helped North Vietnam in 3 ways. Engineers and workers to build and maintain defense works,roads, airfields etc.

Anti-aircraft personnel and military equipment. 160k chinese went to North Vietnam to help them.

1974

Battle of the Iron Triangle launched when the 9th Div PAVN with tank assistance commenced an battle on Rach Bap. They managed to take possession of An Dien and lower to Phu Cuong.

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May 13th – This date in the Vietnam War

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1965

Pres Johnson abruptly stops the bombing of North Vietnam which were part of Operation Rolling Thunder. He does this trying to induce the North to come to terms in some sore of peace agreement. It did not work.

1968

Paris peace talks begin to converse about US troop withdrawal. This marks the first time these US and North Vietnamese delegations meet for this.

1971

Peace talks in Paris enter their fourth year. Little to no progress was made thus far.

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May 12th – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1963

President Diem stated in the Washington Post South Vietnam “would like to see half of the twelve thousand US military stationed here leave South Vietnam”

1964

USA Ambassador Lodge says that Buddhist leader Thich Tri Quang is anti-Christian, full of hatred and agitating against the government of Khanh. This took place in a secret meeting. He also claimed that communist infiltration of Buddhists does exist

1968

The Battle of Coral Balmoral is fought by the 1st Australian Task Force  in the north-east end of Saigon. This battle ended june 6

1975

U.S. merchant vessel SS Mayaguez is taken over by Khmer Rouge forces, Marines regain the ship and the crew is released during the Mayaguez incident. The fifteen US men killed and three MIA in this incident would be the last official casualties of the war

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May 11th – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1961

VP Johnson goes to S. Vietnam. His instructions are to make President Diem believe in our confidence in him. Johnson calls him the “Winston Churchill of Southeast Asia.”

Kennedy sent a letter with his Vice President approving from 150,000 to 170,000 more S. Vietnamese soldiers and says the USA was prepared to consider further increase.

The funding in military aid was not to be conditioned by Diem, but Diem turned down Kennedy’s offer to bring over American combat troops, stating it would only be a propaganda win for the Viet Cong.

1967

Starting today and ending on 1 July 67, Operation Malheur I and Operation Malheur II kicked off. The two operations were carried out by the US Army to subdue the increase in activity brought on by the Vietcong forces.

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May 6th – This Date in the Vietnam War

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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.



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May 5th – This Date in the Vietnam War

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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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