November 8, 1965 was the date that 1st Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade (Sky Soldiers) engaged over 1200 Viet Cong on Hill 65, War Zone D. The Sky Soldiers lost 48 men killed in action but inflicted over 400 dead on the Viet Cong. For his actions during this engagement, Specialist 6 Lawrence Joel became the first black man since the Spanish American War to receive the Medal of Honor other than posthumously. For more information on SP6 Joel, see http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/l-joel.htm
With Kennedy gone, WWII Generals got the green light to turn Vietnam from a guerrilla war into a WWII conventional war...with B52s, tanks, and a battleship (USS New Jersey).
See if the "American War Library" can be of any help.
Vietnam era. The period beginning on February 28, 1961, and ending on May 7, 1975, inclusive, in the case of a veteran who served in the Republic of Vietnam during that period. The period beginning on August 5, 1964, and ending on May 7, 1975, inclusive, in all other cases. (Authority: 38 U.S.C. 101(29))
Rolling Thunder; Linebacker; and Linebacker II fought in the skies over North Vietnam. Most of the battles in Vietnam were not large, like Patton fighting Rommel. Most of the fighting was a series of small actions and assaults on firebases. The most memorable battle was the Tet Offensive, but it was not really one battle. It involved an assault on the US Embassy in Saigon, an uprising in the Mekong Delta, a hardcore attack on Hue, and much more. The battle of Ia Drang Valley (Nov 1965) was one of the first really large battles. Casualties were huge. The battle of Khe Sanh (Nov 1967) involved 35,000 NVA against the US Marines. Another large battle in Khe Sanh in April 1968. Hue, Feb-Mar 1969. Hue (again) April 1972. Central Highlands March 1975 (US soldiers not involved). Hue (again) Mar 1975 (US ground forces not involved).
ANSWER The information below was obtained from the Vietnam Memorial Wall Website. To access this site, go to: www.thewall-usa.com. There are a couple of Army buddies that have posted comments on Walter's page. The camp where Walter was stationed was actually renamed to Camp Adams after her was killed. His tour began on Nov 28, 1966Casualty was on Jun 10, 1967In PLEIKU, SOUTH VIETNAMHOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTYMULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDSBody was recovered
Total American deaths in Vietnam from 1959 through the end of 1963 were 195. Therefore the total by Nov. 1963 would not be more than that and possibly somewhat fewer. Reference: http://www.militaryfactory.com/vietnam/casualties.asp#13
Gough Whitlam, in office from Dec '72 thru Nov '75.
Battle of Tippecanoe
Ia Drang and the commencement of Rolling Thunder.
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Vietnam War is held in the period of Nov 1955 to Apr 1975. nearly 19 years of war. WW1 held in the period (1914-1918). WW1 is ealier war compare to the period of Vietnam war
Nov. 2, 1852 was election day in the US and Pierce was elected as president of the US on that day.
President John F. Kennedy was murdered.
things. lots and lots of things.
Lyndon Johnson was elected president, defeating Barry Goldwater (AUH2O)