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    October 31, 1965 The VC attack the Bien Hoa Airbase, killing five Americans and destroying a number of aircraft.

    05 Jul 1967, Con Thien, South Vietnam. Con Thien, South Vietnam: A Marine chaplin says the Last Rites for a dying soldier south of the Demiliarized Zone near here July 4th. A Communist trap built around the bodies of American dead cost the Marines 21 killed and 40 wounded. It pushed to 79 the number of Marines killed along the northern border since July 2nd. 7/5/1967. © Bettmann/CORBIS

    4 Jan 1966, Mekong Delta, South Vietnam --Crossing The Stream. Paratroopers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade cross a small muddy stream typical of the operational area of the Mekong Delta near the Cambodian Border where the troops are stationed Jan. 4th. U. S. Military headquarters in Saigon revealed that an undisclosed number of American paratroopers had fallen victim to a friendly artillery barrage in the early stage of the allied sweep through the delta area.

    April 19, 1967 Eight Australian Canberra (B-57) bombers of Squadron Number 2 arrived at Phan Rang Air Base to make Australia the second country to support the RVN with a tri-service contingent | U1586240 | 13 Mar 1968, Hue, South Vietnam --- Communist Mine Wounds Children. Hue, South Vietnam: A medic of the 82nd Airborne binds the wounds of a Vietnamese girl injured when a group of children accidentally tripped a Viet Cong mine intended for U.S. vehicles. The child's sister tries to comfort her. A number of other children were also injured in the explosion two miles south of Hue. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

    vietnam war ...a disportional numbers of Afro-america's were drafted and died in Nam...and of course a great great per cent ....from poor family's

    Although smaller in number than their Aussie counterparts, the New Zealand SAS contributed a troop - 25 men and an officer - to Vietnam starting in late 1968, attaching them to the larger Aussie special forces group. Three rotations would pass through the country before New Zealand began to withdraw in late ‘72. (New Zealand Army) #VietnamWarMemories

    August 24, 1965 The Bien Hoa airbase is bombarded by 300 enemy shells which include mountain guns, mortars and 75mm RCLs. Eleven US aircraft are damaged and 29 personnel are wounded.

    December 4, 1966 A Viet Cong unit penetrates the 13-mile defense perimeter around Saigon's Tan Son Nhut airport and shells the field for over four hours. South Vietnamese and U.S. security guards finally drove off the attackers, killing 18 of them in the process. One U.S. RF-101 reconnaissance jet was badly damaged in the attack. The guerrillas returned that same night and resumed the attack, but security guards again repelled them, killing 11 more Viet Cong during the second battle

    April 11, 1966 Battle of Xa Cam My takes place as part of operation Abilene. C-2/16 Inf, 1st Infantry Division fought this battle 42 miles northwest of Saigon against the D800 VC Bn and killed 41 VC. They were hacking their way through the jungle against sporadic rifle fire when a short round burst in the canopy overhead. The Co halted to evacuate two KIA and 12 WIA unaware that they were only yards from the VC Bn base camp. Automatic weapons and grenade fire suddenly swept their perimet

    December 28, 1966 At 1815 hours in Bien Hoa Province 27 miles E of Saigon, a UH-1B helicopter gunship was downed by enemy ground fire. Five US were injured and the helicopter was destroyed.

    World War 2 Poster (American)

    in the early 1950s programs were started to issue dog-tags to children. There was concern that in the event of a surprise atomic attack it would be difficult to identify the millions of children killed while at school.

    World War 2 Poster (American)

    April 15, 1965 For the first time, planes from the carriers Midway, Coral Sea, and Yorktown, which are at Dixie Station southeast of Cam Ranh Bay, attack VC forces in South Vietnam, targeting VC positions northwest of Saigon.

    March for peace (Washington, D.C.): I won't fight in Vietnam (1965)

    Nov 4, 1965. Chaplain John McNamara administers the last rites to photographer Dickey Chapelle in South Vietnam. She became the first female war correspondent to be killed in Vietnam and the first American female reporter to be killed in action. She was given a full marine burial. Photo by Henri Huet who was later also killed in action in Vietnam.

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    November 27-December 9, 1965 The 3d Brigade, 1st Infantry Division and the 7th ARVN Regiment begin operation Bushmaster II, a search and destroy mission in reaction to the VC attack on the Michelin Rubber Plantation in Tay Ninh Province, III CTZ. 1000 grenades and 15 weapons are destroyed while 301 VC are KIA.

    U. S. First Division soldiers are waist deep as they ford a stream near Bien Hoa, South Vietnam, in search of Viet Cong, Aug. 7, 1965. The division has been seeking the communist guerrillas around their positions since the American arrival in Vietnam in July. (AP Photo/Horst Faas). #VietnamWarMemories

    November 8, 1965 While conducting Operation Hump, companies B and C of the 1/503 of the 173d Airborne, contact the enemy near Hill 65. A multibattalion Viet Cong force attacks at close quarters and forces the Americans into a tight defensive perimeter. Hand-to-hand combat ensues as the enemy "hugs" the American troops to prevent the delivery of supporting air and artillery fire. Medevac teams are scrambled from Tan Son Hut and Bien Hoa at 1230 (at which point over 100 casualties have bee