Thursday, May 23, 2024

Today in
Vietnam War History

1967 - Representative James J. Howard (D-NJ) read a letter to the House of Representatives in which a Marine in Vietnam claimed that almost all Americans killed in the battle for Hill 881 died as a result of their new M-16 rifles jamming.

1971 - At the U.S. air base at Cam Rahn Bay, North Vietnamese demolition experts blew up six aviation fuel tanks.

1972 - The U.S. aerial campaign was expanded to include more industrial and non-military sites. (Operation Linebacker)

2016 - U.S. President Obama announced that the United States would end its ban of lethal military equipment sales to Vietnam. The restrictions had been in place since the end of the Vietnam War.

Random Vietnam War Quote

North Vietnam cannot defeat or humiliate the United States. Only Americans can do that.
- Richard Nixon, November 3, 1969

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