Daily Archives: February 24, 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. http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2015/05/02/403597845/in-danang-where-u-s-troops-first-landed-memories-of-war-have-faded  

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: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Hue https://www.mca-marines.org/gazette/hue-city-1968-winning-battle-while-losing-war http://www.cc.gatech.edu/fac/Thomas.Pilsch/AirOps/hue-battle.html http://www.history.com/topics/vietnam-war/vietnam-war-history/pictures/vietnam-war-tet-offensive/us-marines-by-outer-wall-of-citadel http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hue-recaptured