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Today In History

(The below links were acquired from www.history.com) The info was researched by the Mobile Riverine Force Association.

 

May 01, 1969 Senator criticizes Nixon's handling of the war
May 01, 1972 North Vietnamese troops capture Quang Tri
May 02, 1964 U.S. ship sunk in Saigon port
May 02, 1970 Joint forces continue attack into Cambodia
May 03, 1965 173rd Airborne Brigade deploys to South Vietnam
May 03, 1968 Paris is chosen as site for peace talks
May 04, 1961 Rusk reports on Viet Cong strength
May 04, 1970 Four students killed at Kent State
May 05, 1970 U.S. forces capture Snoul, Cambodia
May 05, 1972 North Vietnamese turn back South Vietnamese relief column
May 06, 1970 Students launch nationwide protest
May 06, 1972 South Vietnamese defenders hold on to An Loc
May 07, 1954 French fall to Viet Minh at Dien Bien Phu
May 08, 1970 Nixon defends invasion of Cambodia
May 08, 1972 Mining of North Vietnamese harbors is announced
May 09, 1969 Reporter breaks the news of secret bombing in Cambodia
May 09, 1970 Demonstrations held in Washington
May 09, 1974 House votes to initiate impeachment proceedings
May 10, 1969 Operation Apache Snow is launched
May 10, 1972 Intense air war continues over North Vietnam
May 11, 1961 President Kennedy orders more troops to South Vietnam
May 11, 1969 Paratroopers battle for "Hamburger Hill"
May 12, 1961 Lyndon B. Johnson visits South Vietnam
May 12, 1971 Heavy fighting erupts in A Shau Valley
May 13, 1971 Paris peace talks at standstill
May 13, 1972 Heavy fighting continues at Quang Tri and Kontum
May 14, 1969 President Nixon responds to National Liberation Front proposal
May 14, 1970 South Vietnamese sustain second highest casualties of war
May 15, 1967 U.S. positions south of the DMZ come under heavy fire
May 15, 1970 Air Force sergeant awarded Medal of Honor
May 16, 1965 Accident at Bien Hoa kills 27 U.S. servicemen
May 16, 1968 Navy Corpsman receives Medal of Honor for action
May 16, 1972 U.S. bombing destroys main fuel line
May 17, 1970 Operations continue in Cambodia
May 17, 1972 South Vietnamese reinforcements near An Loc
May 18, 1966 Laird charges
May 18, 1969 Communists attack Xuan Loc
May 19, 1964 U.S. Air Force begins Operation Yankee Team
May 19, 1972 South Vietnamese fight to open road to An Loc
May 20, 1953 French see "light at the end of the tunnel" in Vietnam
May 20, 1969 Kennedy criticizes the "Hamburger Hill" battle
May 21, 1969 Military spokesman defends "Hamburger Hill"
May 22, 1964 Rusk warns North Vietnamese
May 22, 1969 Negotiators differ on diplomatic exchange
May 23, 1967 Congressman claims M-16 is defective
May 23, 1971 North Vietnamese infiltrators attack U.S. base
May 23, 1972 United States widens aerial campaign
May 24, 1964 Goldwater suggests using atomic weapons
May 24, 1971 Soldiers place controversial ad in antiwar newspaper
May 25, 1968 Communist launch new offensive
May 25, 1969 National Democratic Front formed in Saigon
May 26, 1965 Australian troops depart for Vietnam
May 26, 1971 North Vietnamese seize Snoul, Cambodia
May 27, 1965 U.S. warships begin bombardment of Viet Cong targets
May 27, 1971 Sweden announces support to Viet Cong
May 28, 1969 U.S. troops abandon "Hamburger Hill"
May 29, 1972 United States and USSR issue a joint communique
May 30, 1966 U.S. aircraft carry out new raids
May 30, 1969 Thieu vows never to agree to a coalition government
May 31, 1965 Operation Rolling Thunder continues
May 31, 1970 Communist soldiers escape South Vietnamese forces

 

 

 

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