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Vietnam War


THE VIETNAM WAR   More than 50,000 Americans gave their lives for our country in the jungles, waters, and skies in and around Vietnam.  The conflict eventually spread into Laos and Cambodia.  American involvement began in 1961 and reached large scale intervention in 1965.  Direct American military involvement ended in January, 1973 with the signing of the Paris peace treaty which was followed by the return of American Prisoners-of-War (POW’s).  Over the years American POWs had been subjected to brutal treatment and torture by the communists in the prison which the POWs sarcastically referred to as “The Hanoi Hilton”.  On February 12, 1973, Captain Jeremiah Denton, U. S. Navy returned to Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines after 7 years and 7 months in captivity, where he famously said upon landing, “We are honored to have had the opportunity to serve our country under difficult circumstances. We are profoundly grateful to our Commander-in-Chief and to our nation for this day. God Bless America.”

 

Dates


1959-1975

Campaigns & Battles


Battle of Ia Drang
Battle of Khe Sanh
Battle of Hue
Battle of Dak To
The Tet Offensive
Operation Market Time
Battle of Hamburger Hill
Operation Rolling Thunder
Operation Linebacker II
Battle of Suoi Bong Trang
Operation Hastings
Battle of Saigon of 1968