Vietnam War

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  • President Dwight Eisenhower

    President Dwight Eisenhower
    He doesn't want all of the countries to turn Communist so he gets America involved with the war.
  • French Cease Fire

    French Cease Fire
    Vietnam soldiers took over the French command at Dien Bien Phu.
  • Trianing in South Vietnam

    Trianing in South Vietnam
    America takes over the training in the South
  • First American Death

    The first offical American deaths are Major Dale R. Buis and Master Sergeant Chester Ovnand
  • President Change

    President Change
    President Eisenhower is done in the office and President John F. Kennedy takes over, sending more help to South Vietnam.
  • America's First Combat Mission Against North Vietnam

    America's First Combat Mission Against North Vietnam
    America attacks Vietcong for the first time. This is oon an Operation Chopper.
  • Vietcong

    Vietcong
    The Vietcong ambush the South Vietnamese 7th division and they go up against American machinery.
  • Operation Ranchhand

    Operation Ranchhand
    Operation Ranchhand starts. This operation is supposed to clear the forest so that the Vietamese couldn't hide for ambushes. They released Agent Orange, which was a chemical that eventually caused harm to the American soldiered.
  • America brings more troops, N. Vietnam brings more attacks

    America brings more troops, N. Vietnam brings more attacks
    In April-June, America sends more troops over to South Vietnam, but North Vietnam aircrafts come in from the coast.
  • Gulf of Tonkin

    Gulf of Tonkin
    South Vietnam attacks in the Gulf of Tonkin and the U.S. destroys Maddox.
  • U.S. attacks Naval bases

    U.S. attacks Naval bases
    The U.S. attack 2 naval bases and destroy a hugh oil facility. this seems like a success, but 2 planes were downed during this.
  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
    The U.S. congress sign the resolution that says President Johnson can do whatever he wants to protect Southeast Asia
  • The First Real Battle

    The First Real Battle
    The American army launches Operation Starlite.
  • Before the Elections

    Before the Elections
    Before the presidential elections North Vietnam shell Bien Hoa Air Base and 4 American soldiers are killed, 76 wounded, five B-57 bombers are destroyed, and 15 are damaged.
  • Taking control of Binh Gia

    Taking control of Binh Gia
    Vietcong attack and take over Binh Gia for a short ammount of time. 200 S. Vietnam soldiers are killed, aqnd 5 American advisors.
  • U.S. are attacked by NLF commandos

    U.S. are attacked by NLF commandos
    The U.S. and S. Vietnam are attacked by NLF commandos and a U.S. helicoptor base and some of S. Vietnam are destroyed. Johnson orders that the Navy fighter-bombers attack N. Vietnam
  • Operation Rolling Thunder

    Operation  Rolling Thunder
    A large bombing trying to stop N. Vietnam to stop supporting the guerrillas in the south.
  • Rolling Thunder Begins

    Rolling Thunder Begins
    The first bombs are released to start Rolling Thunder.
  • Peace and troops

    Peace and troops
    Johnson offers economic aid for peace to the N. Vietnamese. The agreement is not made so Johnson sends more troops over to Vietnam, for a total of 60,000.
  • Attack on Song Be

    Attack on Song Be
    The Vietcong attack Song Be, but after 2 days of long battle they retreat.
  • The first Real Attack

    The first Real Attack
    America launches Operation Starlite.
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