September 5th – This Date in the Vietnam War

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This photo was taken at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Munster, Indiana. To learn more about this and over 50 other 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.


Lieutenant William Calley is accused of six counts of murder in the demise of 109 Vietnamese citizens at My Lai in March 1968. The said crimes were committed in My Lai 4, in the bitterly contested province of Quang Ngai. Calley was a platoon leader in C Co, 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry, eleventh Infantry Brigade of the 23rd Division. He had driven his men in a slaughter of Vietnamese regular people, including ladies and kids, at My Lai 4, a bunch of villas that made up Son My town in Son Tinh District in Quang Ngai Province in the beach front swamps of I Corps Tactical Zone on March 16, 1968.


A significant day. The last major operation in which U.S. ground forces participated in Vietnam. Operation Jefferson Glenn began. This was a joint military operation combining forces of the 101st Airborne and the 1st Infantry Division of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam. This turned out to be the final major offensive in which the 101st Airborne “Screaming Eagles” fought in Nam. The Operation was conducted September 5, 1970 – October 8, 1971.


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