Introduction this reference report provides an overview of the electronic data records in the custody of the national archives that relate to us military casualties, missing in action, and prisoners of war from the vietnam war era. In the us, increased casualties and higher taxes to support the war lead to great public dissatisfaction and a growing anti-war movement in january 1968, the tet offensive began a new phase with savage attacks on the cities of south vietnam. How vietnam dramatically changed our views on honor and war vietnamese at a camp in guam seeking repatriation, september 1975 national archives and records administration, record group 319, box. Douglas pete peterson, a prisoner of war for 6 years during the vietnam war, is named us envoy to the socialist republic of vietnam, while he le van bang assumes the position of vietnamese ambassador to the united states.
Vietnam at 50: 1967 it's 1968 that was the bloodiest year of the vietnam war, but 1967 - the year that set the foundation for the bloodshed to come - wasn't far behind in its body count. Vietnam war - casualties by name the alphabetical listing of those members of our armed forces who gave their lives during the vietnam war the 3064 page report was created to honor their scarifies and includes the panel and line where their names are inscribed in the vietnam memorial. The vietnam war began in 1959-60, as an insurgency of communist forces in south vietnam, the vietcong, against the government of south vietnam although the united states supported the leadership of the south, advising president ngo dinh diem as well as supplying military and financial aid, the scope of american involvement was relatively limited at this point. Analysis of all deaths among active duty military, including activated members of the reserve components, between 1 august 1990 and 31 july 1991 reported to the dod worldwide casualty system.
Us involvement in the vietnam war: the tet offensive, 1968 in late january, 1968, during the lunar new year (or tet) holiday, north vietnamese and communist viet cong forces launched a coordinated attack against a number of targets in south vietnam. He vietnam war: a national dilemma may be placed in the united states history curricu- lum in a number of logical places within the existing scope and sequence, ranging from the post-world war ii or origins of the cold war period to the 1960s and 1970s. The vietnam war, also known as the second indochina war, took place in vietnam, cambodia, and laos from november 1 1955 to april 30 1975 if you were born in the 1980s, or later, your. The impact of the pentagon's analysis of the government's policy-making processes on vietnam extends far beyond the war itself, this 1971 us news article indicates. 'road to disaster': insider's book looks at how we got it so wrong in vietnam in 'the road to disaster,' author brian vandemark dissects how and why the united states erred in the vietnam war.
The united states did not lose the war in vietnam, the south vietnamese did read on the fall of saigon happened 30 april 1975, two years after the american military left vietnam. What was to become the vietnam war began in 1964 and lasted until 1975, the roots of the war were varied and can be traced back to the mid-1800s when the region became a colony of france. The texan war of independence (1835-36) was largely fought with american money, american volunteers and american arms (even then a prolific resource in the united states) the war was never truly limited to texas, tejanos or mexican provincial politics.
As the war in afghanistan wears on, an analysis of troop casualties reflects the effect of the 2010 troop surge and points to the growing danger from an ostensible ally the united states. 18 united states soldiers were killed and more than 100 were wounded in what would later be described as the longest and most intense firefight involving american forces since the vietnam war6 the casualties were sent to the united states army's 46th combat support hospital (csh), located just a few kilometers from the battlefield. Estimates of casualties of the vietnam war vary widely estimates include both civilian and military deaths in north and south vietnam, laos, and cambodia the conflict persisted from 1955 to 1975 and most of the fighting took place in south vietnam accordingly it suffered the most casualties.
- the vietnam war of all of the wars fought by the united states, the vietnam war was by far the most controversial after the defeat of french forces, vietnam was divided into two sections: north vietnam, and south vietnam. 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. In early 1973 the united states, north and south vietnam, and the viet cong signed an armistice that promised a cease-fire and national reconciliation in fact, fighting continued, but the military assistance command was dissolved, remaining us forces withdrawn, and american military action in south vietnam terminated. The war generated considerable social and political discord in the united states, massive disruption in vietnam, and was enormously costly to both sides vietnam endured physical destruction--ravaged battle sites, leveled factories and cities, and untold numbers of military and civilian casualties.