vietnam war

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Start of Vietnam war

1954 - 1955

French deafeated

1954 - 1955

first american death

1959

Major Dale R. Buis and Master Sargeant Chester M. Ovnand died.

sent troops to vietnam

1961

sent as advisors

kennedy became president

1961

The Diem regime is overthrown

1963

Diem and his brother are murdered.

battle of ap bac

1963

the u.s. advisors and arvn forces lost this battle.

US enters war

1965 - 1966

The us wanted to stop communism and joined the war

Operation Rolling Thunder

1965

bombing of north vietnam

9th Marine Expeditionary in Vietnam

1965

Bombed North Vietnam

1966

B-52s Bomb North Vietnam

B-52s Bomb North Vietnam

1966

Operation Cedar Falls

1967

The Iron Triangle of Vietcong tunnels is discovered

My Lai village Massacre by US troops

1968

Battle for Hue

1968

u.s. talk to North Vietnamese about peace

1968

Peace Talks take place in Paris between the North Vietnamese and the Americans

Operation Breakfas

1969

Nixon authorises the covert bombing of Cambodia in an attempt to destroy supply routes

nixon became president

1969

guards open fire at protestors

1970

National Guardsmen open fire on protesting students at Kent State University,

war ends

1973

A cease-fire agreement is signed in Paris

last of U.S. troops return home

1973

All remaining US troops leave Vietnam