Vietnam War

Vietnam War Facts

The Vietnam was the largest war the U.S.A were involved in. It began in 1957 and ended in 1975.

Vietnam was split into 2 parts NTH Vietnam ans South Vietnam.

NTH Vietnam was communist and they wanted to end the U.S support for South Vietnam.

NTH Vietnam wanted to combine the 2 parts into 1 country.

The USA and South Vietnam army tried to stop this from happening.

From 1957 to 1965 the war was mainly a struggle between the South Vietnamese rebels known as the Viet Cong.

The US provided military advisers.

During the war

The first US troops entered Vietnam in March 1965.Until 1969, North Vietnam and the United States did most of the fighting. By 1969 the Vietnam war seemed endless, and the United States, slowly began to withdrew troops. The last US ground troops left Vietnam 2 months later. Despite the treaty, fighting between Nth and Sth Vietnam resumed soon afterward, but US troops did not return. The war officially ended on April 30, 1975, when South Vietnam surrended to North Vietnam. The United States suffered 58,151 deaths during the conflict between 1964 and 1973. There were 153,303 soldiers wounded and there are over 2,400 soldiers still missing.