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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.


McNamara admits that the United States’ recent shelling effort had little impact on the North’s capabilities. Meanwhile, Defense Secretary McNamara denies a demand from military leaders to bomb all MIG bases in N Vietnam.


The 173rd Airborne (the Herd), are among the first American ground units to arrive and fight in Vietnam, stops battle operations and gets ready to head home to the states. All of this is Nixon’s troop withdrawal initiative. As the exit started, the communists began hostile attacks to throw a wrench into the upcoming elections in South Vietnam.


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