Vietnam War Destinations

Part 3

"Vietnam presumably taught us that the United States
could not serve as the world's policeman;
it should also have taught us the dangers
of trying to be the world's midwife to democracy
when the birth is scheduled to take place
under conditions of guerrilla war."
--Jeane Kirkpatrick, 1979

Tan Son Nhut Air Base
Tan Son Nhut handled the majority of South Vietnamese commercial and military air traffic throughout the war.

Maxwell Taylor
Between 1962 and 1964, Taylor served as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and then spent a year as ambassador to South Vietnam.

Tet Offensive
The Tet Offensive, by exposing the resolve of the Vietcong and North Vietnamese, as well as their continuing vigor, demoralized American public opinion.

By 1969, the Thais had a total of nearly 12,000 combat troops in Vietnam, including the elite Queen's Cobras and the Black Panther Division of the Royal Thai Army Volunteer Force.

Thich Nu Thanh Quang
Her death triggered a series of mass Buddhist protests throughout Vietnam.

Thich Quang Duc
Thich Quang Duc's suicide marked the beginning of the end of the Diem regime.

Nguyen Van Thieu
President of South Vietnam.

III Corps
III Corps was the third allied combat tactical zone in South Vietnam.

Third Marine Amphibious Brigade
When the Third Marine Amphibious Force left Da Nang in April 1971, the Third Marine Amphibious Brigade (3rd MAB) took its place.

Third Marine Division
Medals of Honor were awarded to twenty-nine marines and one corpsman who served with the division.

Van Tien Dung
Van Tien Dung led the final assault on South Vietnam in 1975.

Cyrus Vance
Vance was a close friend of Lyndon B. Johnson, and he became deputy secretary of defense in 1964.

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President Nixon's plan to encourage the South Vietnamese to take more responsibility for fighting the war.

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