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


Clark Clifford, the Secretary of Defense got the President Johnson to approveĀ 24,500 more troops in case of emergency, raising troop volume potential to the War’s apex of 549,400, a figure that was never actually reached.


Lt. William Calley was found guilty of murder and sentenced to life and labor at Ft Leavenworth for his action during the My Lai massacre.

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Book