Monthly Archives: February 2017

First Combat Troops in Vietnam

On 8 March 1965, the first combat troops landed in Vietnam – The 3,500 man Marine Battalion Landing Team 3/9 waded ashore at China Beach, Da Nang to defend the airbase there.  They joined the 23,000 military ‘advisers’ already in South Vietnam.  

Battle of Hue Ends

On 3 March 1968, the Battle of Hue, during the Vietnam War, ended.  For you young pups, here’s a couple of resources to learn more about the battle: