6 pinevietnam

Timeline created by tylarpine
  • Dien Bien Phu

    French soldiers were impacted by 3,000 killed and 8,000 wounded. Dien Bien Phu lasted 55 days.
  • Ho Chi Minh Trail

    This is a trail from South Vietnam to North Vietnam. Where many army squads used to move back and forth throught the country.
  • U.S. becomes actively involoved

    J.F.K. orders men into Vietnam to try and stop the spread of Communism.
  • Operation Ranchland

    The point of this operation was to kill the vegetation so that our army could see the enemy trying to hide in the tall grass.
  • Gulf of Tonkin Attack

    South Vietnamese attack North Vietnamese in the Gulf of Tonkin.
  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    The U.S. congress passes the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.
  • Rolling Thunder begins

    The US launches Rolling Thunder, in which 100 US Air Force planes and60 South Vietnamese planes bomb North Vietnam.
  • US offers peace for economic aid proposal

    U.S. offers North Vietnam aid for peace.
  • Pres. Johnson commits over 60,000 troops to Vietnam

  • First major battle of Vietnam War for American Units

    Attack againt the U.S. Marine base in Chu Lai.
  • Operation Junction City

    The point of this was to destroy Vietcong bases and the Vietcong military headquarters for South Vietnam.
  • Khe Sanh attacked by Vietcong

    5:30 a.m. attack on Marine base at Khe Sanh.
  • Tet Offensive begins

    Tet units go into South Vietnam on the Tet holiday.
  • My Lai massacre

    In My Lai, U.S. Charlie Company kills about 200 civilians.
  • Nixon takes office

  • Operation Menu

    Nixon authorizes the bombing of North Vietnamese and Vietcong bases within Cambodia.
  • All but 133,000 U.S. troops have come home

    Only 133,000 troops are still in South Vietnam.
  • Peace talks break down

    The U.S. and North Vietnamese have a peace talk in Paris.
  • Peace talks resume

  • Cease fire signed

    Warring parties in the Vietnam War sign a cease fire.
  • Nixon Resigns

  • Last casualties for the U.S. and final evacuation

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    Gulf of Tonkin Attack

    This is when the U.S. and the Republic of Vietnam had two seperate incidents in the Gulf of Tonkin.