November 5th – 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.


Operation Hump is launched by the 173rd airborne brigade with a prime objective of searching and destroying of any communist facilities and infrastructure. The Royal Australian regiment was deployed south of the Dong Nai River while the 503rd infantry used a helicopter for assault on the northwestern side of Dong Nai and Song Be Rivers.


Hopeless to find a solution out of the Vietnam War quagmire, President Nixon was voted in as president in a highly contested election defeating Vice President Hubert Humphrey by less than 500,000 votes. President Nixon went ahead and promised the already desperate American people a quick solution to the Vietnam crisis which would be peaceful and honorable.


The United States Assistant Command responsible for operations in Vietnam reports a huge drop in the number of weekly death tolls in the last five years. Even though the number of dead American soldiers had dropped, 431 soldiers were injured during the reported time span. Most injuries were as a result of landmines, enemy snipers, booby traps and mortar fire. The drop was also attributed to the Vietnamization process and withdrawal of American soldiers.

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