Eisenhower sent military advisors to Vietnam. I don't believe he
went there personally. He got the whole mess started.
Eisenhower left office in January 1961. KENNEDY (the favorite of
the peace-loving Democrats) sent the first equipment and advisors
to Vietnam, so Ike had no part in the Vietnam War.
Eisenhower sent military to Vietnam in 1959 to train and arm the
South Vietnamese. Look it up.
TRUMAN sent the first equipment and advisors in 1950.
EISENHOWER sent billions of dollars worth of equipment and a few
hundred advisors but refused to send combat troops or even provide
KENNEDY sent the first combat forces.
Kennedy increased the number of advisors from Eisenhower's several
hundred to 16,000. In Oct '63 Kennedy approved National Security
Action Memorandum 263, on Robert McNamara's advice (SecDef),
authorizing the staged withdrawal of all advisors over about two
years, beginning with the first 1000 by the end of the year. JFK
was murdered the month after he signed NSAM-263. Then instead of a
phased disengagement, LBJ embarked on a gradual increase in the
number of advisors to, I think, about 25,000. Only after that did
LBJ send in the first ground combat troops, a matter of months
after the Gulf of Tonkin, I believe.
I THINK THAT THE CORRECT ANSWER IS THAT.....
Truman sent equipment and advisors, eisenhower sent advisors,
intelligence agents and Air America. Then Kennedy increased our aid
to include more troops. I could be wrong though....