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The Vietnam Conflict started in the sixties and ended in the seventies. Sparked from conflicts before, Vietnam was split into two.
During 1954 the Geneva Convention aimed to stop the Indochina war, while Vietnam was under French occupation in the south and under communist control in the north. Ho Chi Minh, a leader of a guerilla group with aims to take back Vietnam, wasn't happy about the French controlling Vietnam. They drove the French out after a key battle at a communist stronghold. (Gilmore Giangreco 14-15)
Then in 1964 on August 2nd, Vietnamese Torpedo Boats had reportedly engaged a US Navy Destroyer, USS Maddox. The USS Maddox was on an intelligence-gathering mission 28-miles off of the coast around North Vietnam. "At 1630 hours, three North Vietnamese torpedo boats attacked the ship..." (Gilmore Giangreco 21)
Thus, the Tonkin Resolution was passed and gave Lyndon B. Johnson full power and finances to execute military operations.
The Tonkin Resolution actually had opened the eyes to congress, especially after Nixon had been bombing with B-52s even after saying he wanted to pull troops out of Vietnam and cease bombings. The policy had changed how we declare war today and also added many social revolutions, examples being the hippies which were quite different than generations passed. And politically, the president cannot declare war, Congress must do so.
The Vietnam Conflict was a called a Conflict because Congress had never officially declared War.
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My uncle Sgt Ronald Croce here we have a letter sent to my grandma when he Was field promoted to lieutenant but turned it down because he did not want to give up carrying the M-6O Machine gun
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Today is the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon. Saigon was the capital of south vietnam. This picture is of the evacuation of CIA personnel. South vietnam fell and the country was unified as a communist nation. This was pretty much the end of the #VietnamConflict aka #VietnamWar. ---------------------------------------------------------- As always no direct attacks or disrespect against other users will be tollerated on this page and will result in a ban. ---------------------------------------------------------- Partner pages @libertarianreview @1776revolt @revolutionistlibertarian @a_very_confused_libertarian @libertarian_moderate @liberty.bear @libertarian_min

Left: a peasant subject to torture.
Right: a civilian pleads with an Air Calvary Division soldier who is interrogating him during a "search and destroy" operation.

I've gained a huge amount of understanding, respect, and sorrow for Vietnam and it's residents. The war of aggression with the States left over 3 million Vietnamese killed (2 millions being civilians) with many of them still affected today, mainly by the remnants of chemical Agent Orange in newborn children. This country lost so much in attempting to defend itself from rebels and intruders, but after 8 years of war the Vietnamese were able to gain back their freedom #vietnamwar #secondindochinawar #warofaggression #vietnamconflict #agentorange

This bloke. Every year we get up & go to a dawn service. He turns up like every other civilian. No medals on his chest. No attention drawn. Much like a lot of Vietnam veterans. This year there is a lot of talk of this being the first noticeable year of our Vietnam veterans passing. Every dawn service I get to stand with him is a privilege. Honour them. #anzacday2017 #vietnamconflict #mydadandmybestmate

Well, they pegged it right #rollinscollege #thankaveteran #vietnamconflict

Sometimes it's solemn to pay homage to those who lost their lives and those that never made it back. #vietnamconflict #vietnamwar #whatisworthfightingfor?

We are in the age of Snapchat and Instagram when everyone is carrying a smartphone with a high-quality camera, recording and posting all things great and trivial. It may feel stone aged, but during the Vietnam War, images were captured by a mechanical camera on film that had to be processed before being seen. When you look at this work and consider the conditions under which it was produced, you’ll feel even more awed by its impact. See the special report and the photos by clicking the link in our profile.

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On rare occasions, the extreme moisture and heat of Vietnam would sometimes make the wooden furniture on M14 rifles to warp and create issues with the weapon system. Despite this, the M14 is one of the best rifles in history in my opinion. #gonebutnotforgotten #vietnamconflict #vietnamvet #70s #60s #vietnamwar #M14 #m1a #war #warriors

Jefferson Airplane -Volunteers. A brief, late-night edit. #vietnamconflict #vietnamwar #vietnamvet #war #gonebutnotforgotten #uh1 #60s #70s

Marine gives a UH1 "Huey" ground operations signals outside a forward operating base. ~Exact location unknown. #vietnamwar #vietnamconflict #uh1 #gonebutnotforgotten #chinook #zippomanedits #nam

1965, the 1st Cavalry conducting a "zippo raid" on a small village harboring VC mortar rounds and ammunition. #vietnamwar #vets #uh1 #zipporaid #vietnamconflict #gonebutneverforgotten #60smusic #vietnamera

I'm a day late, but this is my dad in Vietnam 1967! Thank God he made it back and God bless all the families of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice... #peace #warsucks #army #goarmy #vietnamconflict #1967 #M60 #camouflage #combatboots #barber #barbergirl #barberlife #godblessamerica #memorialday #marionmade

We will never forget you Freddie. #vietnamconflict

LCPL JAMES ADRIAN SETTER
06/30/1946 - 03/26/1967
B CO, 1ST BN, 7TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF
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#memorialday #vietnam #vietnamwar #vietnamconflict #veterans ...
This is a relative of mine. He was killed exactly 30 years before I was born and he was 20 years old at the time.
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In case you thought it was about the three-day weekend. Enjoy time with family and friends this #MemorialDay while honoring those who have made the ultimate #sacrifice. Photo via @cnn #memorialdayweekend
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US War Casualties:
#CivilWar - Approx 620,000
#WorldWarI - 116,516
#WorldWarII - 405,399
#KoreanWar - 36,574
#VietnamConflict - 58,220
#OperationDesertShield/ #DesertStorm- 383
#OperationIraqiFreedom - 4,421
#OperationNewDawn - 73
#OperationEnduringFreedom - 2,350
#OperationFreedomsSentinel - 22 service members have died as of April 2017.
#OperationInherentResolve - 39 service members have died as of April 2017.

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