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FC: The Vietnam War Era

1: dedicated to all those lost

3: Vietnam

4: Buddhist Protests (1962-63) | "The man sits impassively in the central market square, he has set himself on fire performing a ritual suicide in protest against governmental anti-Buddhist policies." Crowds gathered to protest in Hue after the South Vietnamese government prohibited Buddhists from carrying flags on Buddha's birthday. The Buddhist leadership quickly organized demonstrations that eventually led to seven monks burning themselves to death. | http://www.vietnampix.com/fire1.htm

5: Overthrow and Assassination of Dihm Diem | Once Diem was put into power, he began rejecting advice and decisions that the United States giving him. As time went on, Diem was continuing to do things that the United States did not like and also what the Vietnamese people did not like. At the beginning of November, 1963, Diem was overthrown by the military even when generals had promised Diem that he would be allowed to leave the country, they changed their minds and killed him. | http://www.clemson.edu/caah/history/FacultyPages/EdMoise/viet6.html

6: Gulf of Tonkin Incident | The Gulf of Tonkin incident refers in actuality to two separate incidents that took place in the Gulf of Tonkin off the coast of Vietnam in August 1964. As a consequence of the Gulf of Tonkin incident, U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War was escalated. | http://www.milestonedocuments.com/events/view/tonkin-gulf-incident http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_of_Tonkin_incident

7: The first incident took place on August 2, 1964, when a U.S. destroyer, the USS Maddox, engaged in a sea battle with three North Vietnamese torpedo boats while on patrol. The second incident happened on August 4, when the Maddox and another ship, the USS Turner Joy, allegedly fired on pursuing North Vietnamese vessels, though later investigation strongly suggested that there were no such vessels. President Lyndon Johnson later confessed facetiously that the navy might have been firing on whales.

8: "Operation Rolling Thunder" 1965 | Operation Rolling Thunder was the name given to America's sustained bombing campaign against North Vietnam. It was also a demonstration of America's near total air supremacy. | http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/operation_rolling_thunder.htm

9: March 8, 1965 | On March 8, 1965 the first United States combat troops arrived in Vietnam as 3,500 Marines landed at China Beach to defend the American base at Da Nang. They would join the 23,000 American military advisers that were already in Vietnam. | http://vietnamwarto1969.wikispaces.com/March+8,+1965

10: Tet Offensive | A series of major attacks by communist forces in the in 1968. Vietnamese communist troops seized and briefly held some major cities at the time of the lunar new year, or Tet. The Tet offensive, a turning point in the war, damaged the hopes of United States officials that the combined forces of the United States and South Vietnam could win. | http://www.clemson.edu/caah/history/FacultyPages/EdMoise/viet8.html

11: My Lai Massacre | http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/vietnam/trenches/my_lai.html | The US Army troops murdered several hundred Vietnamese civilians at the villages of My Lai and My Khe. The victims were mostly elderly men, women and children - all non-combatants. Many were also sexually assaulted, tortured, or mutilated in one of the most horrifying atrocities

12: Jane Fonda : Traitor | She was paraded around visiting military installations, was photographed sitting on anti-aircraft weapons, visited American POWs and .she denounced the American military and called the American soldiers baby killers and murders. Many veterans and conservative Americans believed that she gave aid and comfort to the enemy of the United States and should have been put on trial as a traitor. She has in later years apologized for her actions, but some say they will never forgive her for what they see as clearly traitorous actions that prolonged the war and caused more deaths of both American and Vietnamese. | http://www.snopes.com/military/fonda.asp

13: Coming Home | When they returned from the war, many of the soldiers were told to not wear their uniforms out in public for their own safety. They were called many names for killing so many civilians, thanks to the media spreading rumors. Some men were even spit on and had things thrown at them because they were seen as "baby killers" | http://www.glynn.k12.ga.us/BHS/Juniorprojects/Hunt/heatherh26137/

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