Johnson sent in the regulars.
Lyndon Johnson sent the greatest number of US troops into Vietnam.
The Vietnam War was not declared by Congress. It was started when the President sent troops.
Eisenhower sent US Military Advisers to Vietnam in '55.
Kennedy was the first president to send troops to Vietnam (others before him sent advisors, but not troops), Johnson escalated the number of troops... Nixon got us out of Vietnam.
LBJ (President Johnson).
President Eisenhower sent US troops to Vietnam in 1955, President Ford pulled out the last US troops in 1975.
President Dwight Eisenhower
In the 1950s and 1960s Eisenhower and Kennedy sent US soldiers to South Vietnam. In 1965 President Johnson sent the US Marines.
Actually, the first US troops were sent to Vietnam in 1955, Six years before Kennedy's presidency.
President Eisenhower sent US advisers to Vietnam in 1955.
Eisenhower and Kennedy sent military advisers who were not supposed to do any actual fighting. Johnson was the one who sent in large numbers of combat troops.
That was President Lyndon Johnson.
Yes. The Green Beret and SEALS are military personnel; they were sent to Vietnam.
President Kennedy sent the first advisers/trainers into South Vietnam. President Johnson supported a major build-up of troops, and then President Nixon enacted the withdrawal from Vietnam.
Why do you care. that was 20 years ago
Lyndon Johnson was the president when large numbers of US troops were first sent to Vietnam.
Truman was Commander in Chief during the Korean War.
U.S. president Kennedy said many troops to Vietnam to fight the Vietnam War.
In February, 1965, the Viet Cong attacked an American military base near Pleiku. Using the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, President Johnson sent in 3,500 Marines, the first official troops, to South Vietnam. By the end of the year, there were 200,000 US troops in Vietnam.
Lyndon B. Johnson was the president who greatly escalated US involvement the conflict in Vietnam. He sent some 500,000 US troops there.
Special Forces (Green Berets) were sent to Vietnam by President Kennedy in the early 1960's. REGULAR US ground troops were sent in 1965.
When President Nixon took office there was approximately 536,100 American troops in Vietnam. President Nixon immediately started reducing the number of troops in Vietnam.
President Clinton sent troops to Haiti and Bosnia.
In 1965 President Johnson sent in the US Marines who landed with tanks. These were the first regular combat troops sent in, thus widening the war.