Vietnam Battle Chronology

U.S. Army and Marine Corps Combat Operations, 1965–1973


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About the Book

In early 1965, the United States had about 23,000 troops in South Vietnam. Through that date, 140 Americans had been killed in action, 1,138 had been wounded and 11 were listed as missing. On March 8, American combat troops (Battalion Landing Team 3, Ninth Marines of the 3d Marine Division) came ashore at 9:02 a.m. on Red Beach 2: by June 1, 1965, 50,000 troops were stationed in the country. The escalation had begun.
This is a chronological listing of more than 600 Army and Marine combat operations from 1965 through 1973. Each entry includes the dates, name, location, type of action, units involved, events (individual activities within the area of operations), casualties, and resulting political or military activity. Information was derived in part from official documents.
Interspersed chronologically are brief summaries of significant events that affected the conduct of the war, such as major developments, ceasefires, political observations, and troop strength.

About the Author(s)

David Burns Sigler lives in Rancho Murieta, California.

Bibliographic Details

David Burns Sigler
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 200
Bibliographic Info: appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2003 [1992]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-1706-3
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1104-4
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Introduction      ix
A Note on the Arrangement      xiii
1965      1
1966      11
1967      32
1968      65
1969      86
1970      112
1971      124
1972      129
1973–75      133

I. Alphabetical Listing of Army and Marine Combat Operations      135
II. Chronological Listing of Army and Marine Combat Operations, by Command Unit      147
Bibliography      157
Name and Subject Index      169
Military Unit Index      181

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “A useful reference tool…excellent appendices and indexes…. It is essential for all reference libraries and useful for any library”—ARBA.