May 10th – 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.

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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