Battle of Ia Drang Valley

Battle of Ia Drang Valley

https://youtu.be/sx1rzDNcFmE In November 1965 the Battle of Ia Drang in the central highlands of Vietnam was the first major battle between the United States Army and the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN). The battle was the first time that US forces employed a large...

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Search & Destroy – Operation Hump

Search & Destroy – Operation Hump

https://youtu.be/B1cvEQSKeGc Operation Hump was a search and destroy operation by US and Australian forces in November 1965. The objective was to drive out Viet Cong  units who had taken up positions on several key hills about 17.5 miles north of Bien Hoa.  Official...

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2nd India – Pakistan War

2nd India – Pakistan War

    The 1965 second Indo-Pakistan War was an armed conflict between Pakistan and India  from August to September 1965. The conflict began following Pakistan's infiltration of forces into Jammu and Kashmir to precipitate an insurgency against Indian rule. The...

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Operation Starlite 

Operation Starlite 

In August 1965 Operation Starlite was the first major offensive action conducted by a purely U.S. military unit during the Vietnam War.

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US Intervenes in the Dominican Republic

US Intervenes in the Dominican Republic

In April 1965 the democratically elected Dominican president Juan Bosch was ousted and the militarily installed president Donald Reid Cabral in office. A second coup prompted the military loyal to the dictator Reid to initiate an armed campaign against the...

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US Ground Troops Land in South Vietnam

US Ground Troops Land in South Vietnam

https://youtu.be/Cxuv28ZVAOM In March 1965 3,500 United States Marines landed at Da Nang Vietnam, adding combat troops to the 25,000 U.S. military advisers already in the country. Source: Wikipedia

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Operation Rolling Thunder

Operation Rolling Thunder

https://youtu.be/v1f6eQ92JtE Operation Rolling Thunder was a sustained aerial bombardment campaign conducted by the United States Air Force and Navy against the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam), China and North Korea from March 1965 until November 1968....

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Malcolm X Assassinated

Malcolm X Assassinated

https://youtu.be/nsEFbNaRxQQ In February 1965 American Muslim minister and human rights activist Malcolm X was assassinated while giving a speech in Harlem New York City.

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US Air Base Attacked by Viet Cong

US Air Base Attacked by Viet Cong

In November 1964 Bien Hoa Air Base, used by the Republic of Vietnam Air Force and United States Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marine units, was attacked with mortars by Viet Cong. Four U.S. and two Vietnamese servicemen were killed. Thirty aircraft were destroyed....

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Muhammad Ali Defeats Sonny Liston

Muhammad Ali Defeats Sonny Liston

In February 1964 in Miami Beach, Florida Cassius Clay, an 8–1 underdog, beat heavyweight champion Sonny Liston in a major upset, when the champion gave up at the opening of the seventh round. Source: Wikipedia

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USAF T-39 shot down by a MiG-19

USAF T-39 shot down by a MiG-19

https://youtu.be/d7URLThs53w In January 1964, an unarmed USAF  T-39 Sabreliner on a training mission over Erfurt, East Germany was shot down by a MiG-19 jet fighter of the Soviet Air Force.  All three occupants of the aircraft were...

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Battle of Ap Bac 1963

Battle of Ap Bac 1963

Battle of Ap Bac 1963

A Viet Cong battalion inflicted heavy casualties on South Vietnamese government forces and escaped with minor losses.

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JFK Speaks On Vietnam 1962

JFK Speaks On Vietnam 1962

In 1962 the U.S. government maintained secrecy regarding the extent of U.S. military involvement in South Vietnam, As the Viet Cong insurgency expanded, U.S. military personnel flew combat missions and accompanied South Vietnamese soldiers in ground operations to find...

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The Cuban Missile Crisis

The Cuban Missile Crisis

The Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962 was a cold war confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union, which escalated into an international crisis when American deployments of missiles in Italy and Turkey were matched by deployments of Soviet...

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