September 14th – 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.


ARVN paratroopers and United States advisors jump into the Ben Cat outskirts, 20 miles N of Saigon. This was the first real parachute mission of the war by the S Vietnamese. Despite the fact that they did not to contact the adversary, they accomplished their objective of pushing the Viet Cong far from Route 13 (running amongst Saigon and the Cambodian fringe) briefly.


The Filipinos built up the base camp of the Philippine Civic Action Group in Tây Ninh Province in S Vietnam. The aggregate number of Philippine troops in S Vietnam was 2k. The United States paid all costs for the Filipinos deployed to South Vietnam and allowed extra aid to the Philippines.


The Draft begins. The US Selective Service declares September 14 as the First Draft Lottery Date.

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