May 14th This Date in the Vietnam War

This photo was at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Little Rock, Arkansas. Learn about over 50 interesting and sacred Vietnam Veteran Memorials by purchasing Fallen Never Forgotten here 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.

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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