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Today in
Vietnam War History

1955 - In South Vietnam, Ngo Dinh Diem defeated Emperor Bao Dai in a national referendum. Diem declared himself premier of the Republic of Vietnam.

1966 - U.S. President Johnson flew to South Vietnam for a surprise visit with troops at Cam Ranh Bay after a conference in Manilla concluded.

1966 - The U.S. aircraft carrier Oriskany caught fire in the Gulf of Tonkin. The incident began with night illumination magnesium flares bursting into flame. The casualties included 35 offices and 8 enlisted killed and 16 injured.

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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