The vietnam war pitted communist north vietnam and the viet cong against south vietnam and the united states the war ended when us forces withdrew in 1973 and vietnam unified under communist. Fellow warriors: iraq, afghanistan, vietnam john musgrave is a marine veteran who counsels active-duty soldiers and veterans. Printable version overview of the vietnam war digital history id 2925 vietnam was the longest war in american history and the most unpopular american war of the 20th century.
The vietnam veterans memorial wall usa website is dedicated to honoring those who died in the vietnam war the wall usa is a non-profit endeavor maintained by veterans of the 4th battalion 9th infantry regiment for the benefit of all. A protracted military conflict (1954-1975) between south vietnam, supported by united states forces, and communist north vietnam the war resulted in a north vietnamese victory and unification of vietnam under communist rule. Vietnam veterans united states military involvement in the vietnam war officially began on august 5, 1964 however, the first us casualty in vietnam occurred on july 8, 1959. The following map is a result of a colloborative project between the united states military academy and the united states air force academy.
Us general considered nuclear response in vietnam war, cables show in 1968, a top american military commander wanted to move nuclear weapons to south vietnam to prevent defeat in a key battle. Vietnam war exposures vietnam war (nov 1, 1965-april 30, 1975) vietnam veterans may have been exposed to a variety of environmental and chemical hazards that carried potential health risks. Dcas vietnam conflict extract file record counts by casualty category (as of april 29, 2008 ) this table contains record counts based on the codes recorded in the casualty category field of the vietnam conflict extract data file. Vietnam (uk: / ˌ v j ɛ t ˈ n æ m, -ˈ n ɑː m /, us: / ˌ v iː ə t-/ ( listen) vietnamese: việt nam pronounced [vîət nāːm] ( listen)), officially the socialist republic of vietnam (vietnamese: cộng hòa xã hội chủ nghĩa việt nam), is the easternmost country on the indochina peninsula. Vietnam war chiến tranh việt nam () part of the indochina wars and the cold war: clockwise, from top left: us combat operations in ia đrăng, arvn rangers defending saigon during the 1968 tết offensive, two a-4c skyhawks after the gulf of tonkin incident, arvn recapture quảng trị during the 1972 easter offensive, civilians fleeing the 1972 battle of quảng trị, and burial of.
Vietnam war remembering vietnam is an exhibit at the national archives in washington, dc, on display from november 10, 2017, through january 6, 2019, featuring records related to 12 critical episodes in the vietnam war. A vietnam war timeline [note: this timeline is an abbreviated version of the more detailed timeline posted on the public broadcasting system's vietnam online section of the american experience. The vietnam war was the prolonged struggle between nationalist forces attempting to unify the country of vietnam under a communist government and the united states (with the aid of the south vietnamese) attempting to prevent the spread of communism engaged in a war that many viewed as having no way. Find great deals on ebay for vietnam war shop with confidence. The vietnam war was the second-longest war in united states history, after the war in afghanistan promises and commitments to the people and government of south vietnam to keep communist forces from overtaking them reached back into the truman administration.
Before the war prior to world war ii vietnam had been a colony of the french during world war ii the japanese took control of the area when the war ended there was a power vacuum. The best military videos like vietnam war videos are at militarycom check out videos of the army, navy, air force, marines and coast guard in action. The epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in american history as it has never before been told on film.
Honoring the men and women who served in the controversial vietnam war, the vietnam veterans memorial chronologically lists the names of more than 58,000 americans who gave their lives in service to their country. From 1955 to 1975, more than 3 million americans fought in the vietnam war nearly 60,000 american combatants were killed, and more than 150,000 wounded while we tend to associate vietnam with.
The vietnam war was a long, costly and divisive conflict that pitted the communist government of north vietnam against south vietnam and its principal ally, the united states the conflict was. History immediately after the paris peace accords were signed on jan 27, 1973, operation homecoming returned 591 prisoners of war who had been captured in vietnam, laos and cambodia (two vietnam pows and a cold war pow were released from china. Vietnam war, (1954-75), a protracted conflict that pitted the communist government of north vietnam and its allies in south vietnam, known as the viet cong, against the government of south vietnam and its principal ally, the united states.