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Today in
Vietnam War History

1965 - Air Vice-Marshal Nguyen Cao Ky assumed the premiership of South Vietnam. He was chosen by the Armed Forces Council on June 11.

1968 - South Vietnamese president Nguyen Van Thieu signed a general mobilization bill. The bill changed the requirements for the induction of men into the Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces.

1969 - Communist forces began shelling a U.S. base near Tay Ninh. Two days later they attacked with about 600 troops. The U.S. forces prevailed after fierce street fighting. It was reported that 146 communists of the approximately 600 used were killed. The U.S. had 10 killed and 32 wounded.


Vietnam War Quote

There is a simple prescription for peace--leave your neighbors alone."
Secretary of State Dean Rusk, May 22, 1964




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