Thursday, March 29, 2018
U.S. Involvement in the Vietnam War
United States involvement in the war started slowly with an initial deployment of advisers in the early 1950s, grew incrementally through the early 1960s and expanded with the deployment of full combat units in July 1965.
American forces actually fighting in the war came to an end in 1973, but it wasn't until April 1975 when the last U.S. personnel were evacuated as Saigon fell to North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces.
Those who served active duty in the armed forces from 1955 to 1975 are recognized on March 29.
The Vietnam War was my generation's war.