Vietnam War: Jordan Cohn

War Events

Gulf of Tonkin Incident

1964

Debate on the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

1964

Operation "Rolling Thunder" Deployed

1965

Heavy Fighting at la Drang Valley

1965

Marines Arrive at Danang

1965

Operation Cedar Falls Begins

1967

Battle of Hue

1968

My Lai Massacre

1968

LBJ Announces He Won't Run

1968

Paris Peace Talks Begin

1968

Richard Nixon Elected President

1968

North Vietnamese launch the Tet Offensive

1968

Policy of "Vietnamization" Announced

1969

News of My Lai Massacre Reaches US

1969

Nixon Announces Plans to Visit China

1971

Nixon Cuts Troop Levels by 70K

1972

B-52s Bomb Hanoi and Haiphong

1972

Cease-fire Signed in Paris

1973

Report Cities Damage to Vietnam Ecology

1974

Communists Plan Major Offensive

1974

Communist Forces Capture Phuoc Long Province

1975

Communists take Aim at Saigon

1975

Last Americans Evacuate as Saigon Falls to Communists

1975

Ford Calls Vietnam War "Finished"

1975