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1967 - North Vietnamese artillery pounded U.S. forces just south of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between Dong Ha and Con Thien.

1967 - More than 100 American soldiers were killed in fighting alon the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).

1970 - U.S. President Richard Nixon presented Sgt. John L. Levitow with the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions on February 24, 1969, over Long Binh Army Post in South Vietnam. Levitow threw himself on an activated , smoking magnesium flare and then threw it out of the Douglas AC-47 gunship he was aboard while bleeding heavily from shrapnel injuries.

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If the communists are willing to lay down their weapons, abandon the communist ideology, and abandon atrocities, they could participate in elections.
- South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu, May 30, 1969

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