Texas & the Vietnam War

A Smore by Julian Campos; 6th Period Ms. Barwinkel

What was the Vietnam War?

The Vietnam War was a conflict between North Vietnam & the Viet Cogn and South Vietnam & the United States that lasted from 1955 to 1975.

Facts about the Vietnam War

  • Texas military bases were used to train nurses, medics, pilots, and soldiers for the war
  • The Vietnam War is the longest war in U.S. History
  • The Korean and Vietnam War Memorial is located in Pecos County, TX.
  • Young Texan women served as front-line morale boosters in the American Red Cross overseas recreation program as "Donut Dallies'
  • Technically, The U.S. and S. Vietnam loss to N. Vietnam and the Viet Cogn due to the U.S. failing to prevent the spread of communism and the overall casualties. But, the U.S. did achieve their initial goals to a certain extent.

Key figures of the Vietnam War

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This photograph shows U.S. Army helicopters firing into the tree line to cover South Vietnamese ground troops as they attack a Viet Cong camp, March 1965
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This aerial photograph shows a peace sign near Camp Eagle in the northern part of South Vietnam, May 8th, 1971

How did it affect Texas?

  • Many men that came from Texas died in the war (about 3,100 men)
  • Lyndon B. Johnson returned to office when the war ended after one term

Why I chose the Vietnam War

Reasons why I chose this is event because the Vietnam War is an event that doesn't seem to get enough attention. Many people in my class chose either WW I or WW II to create a Smore on. I wanted to be different and base my project on a interesting war that is the longest war in U.S. History and is just as important as WWI or WW II. Not only that, but our 36th president of the United States was involved in the Vietnam War, and he was from Texas.


The starting & ending dates of the War

Sunday, April 30th 197 at 12am to Wednesday, April 30th 1975 at 2am

Vietnam; Republic of Vietnam; Cambodia; Laos

The Vietnam War started on November 1st, 1955 and ended on April 30th, 1975. But, the Paris Peace Accords, the treaty that would soon end the Vietnam War, was signed January 27th, 1973.
The Texas Vietnam Heroes Exhibit


"Who Won the Vietnam War? - The Vietnam War." The Vietnam War. N.p., 27 Nov. 2012. Web. 25 May 2016.

"Texans in Vietnam | Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument." Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 May 2016.

Unknown. "Digital History." Digital History. Unknown, n.d. Web. 25 May 2016.

"John F Kennedy and Vietnam - History Learning Site." History Learning Site. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 May 2016.