Texas & the Vietnam War
A Smore by Julian Campos; 6th Period Ms. Barwinkel
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
Lyndon B. Johnson
36th president of the United States and Commander in chief of the War. He was also from Texas
37th president of the United States. He had a plan to bring "peace and honor", tried to stop the Ho Chi Minh supply trail by bombing North Vietnamese sanctuaries in Cambodia, and try to take over both Lao and Cambodia, and supported S. Vietnam with new weapons, supplies, and soldiers.
John F. Kennedy
35th president of the United States. He financed an increase to South Vietnam's army and sent 1000 US military advisors to train the South Vietnamese army.
Lyndon B. Johnson
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
*DO NOT REFER TO THE TIME CLOCK*
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
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