September 4th – 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.


A gathering of army intelligence came to the conclusion that the VC were not a genuine danger and that “the general security circumstance in the South Vietnamese farmlands is on the road to improvement.


John McNaughton brings a suggestion to his superior Robert McNamara. It states that given the disorderly state of South Vietnam, the U.S. should think about sending a large number of troops to S Vietnam and incite activities to legitimize an air war against N Vietnam. Different advisors of President Johnson were making comparable recommendations.


Search and Destroy mission named Operation Swift began in the Que Son Valley by the first Marine Division. The battle led to the death of 114 Americans and approximately 376 PAVN. The operation came to an end on September 15


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