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The Vietnam War Document
The US troops pulled out of Vietnam by Congressional Order in 1972. The war continued without the US until 1975.
In 1972 Nixon, in order to gain reelection, offered the Communists a deal they could not refuse. In exchange for an immediate cease fire and bombing halt, the US would promise that no US planes, ships or troops would ever land, fly, sail off the coast, or provide any support whatsoever to South Vietnam. This is down to a single bullet or can of gasoline.
The agreement was voted into law called the Chase-Church Act.
Congress ordered…ORDERED…all US troops to come home immediately. The war ended for the US with a whimper.
The Communists were leery of Nixon and his fondness for B-52 strikes and just waited, making no really aggressive moves that might trigger a response from someone they feared not very stable.
Nixon’s resignation in Aug. 1974 and the appointment of Gerald (candy-ass) Ford was all the assurance the Communists needed.
The Communists had spent the time massing troops’ tanks and equipment along the Laos and Cambodian border. When they were sure Nixon was gone they attacked with 9 divisions in Dec. 1974.
The South Vietnamese had no longer been receiving supplies from the US while North Vietnam was building up with help from Russia and China. The South had 352 tanks but no spare parts and little fuel. The Communist had over 700 Russian tanks and all the support they could carry.
On 17 Mar 75 the NVA Sixth and Seventh Divisions attacked Xuan Loc but were repulsed by the ARVN 18th. On 9 Apr 75 the NVA 341st Division joined the attack. After a four-thousand round artillery bombardment, these three divisions massed, and, spearheaded by Soviet tanks, assaulted Xuan Loc; but again the ARVN 18th held its ground. The NVA reinforced with their 325th Division and began moving their 10th and 304th Divisions into position. Eventually, in a classic example of the military art of “Mass and Maneuver” the NVA massed 40,000 men and overran Xuan Loc.
During this fight, the ARVN 18th had 5,000 soldiers at Xuan Loc. These men managed to virtually destroy 3 NVA Divisions, but on 17 Apr 75 they were overwhelmed by sheer numbers and the weight of the “Mass.” Before overrunning Xuan Loc the NVA had committed six full divisions, plus a host of various support troops.
There were no AMERICAN COMBAT TROOPS in Vietnam. The 5,000 men of the 18th ARVN of the South Vietnamese Army nearly destroyed 3 NVA Divisions by themselves. They had no US support whatsoever, but they couldn’t last.
How could American troops lose the war when they weren’t even there?
At the peak of involvement US troops only had a maximum of 43,000 actual combat troops in the field on any given day. Only one, ONE out of 10 men who served in Vietnam was ACTUALLY a “combat soldier” who, by design, is one who hunts and kills the enemy as his only job in the service.
While the US had a maximum average of around 40,000 troops in the field on any given day, the enemy had 500,000 troops with 370,000 Red Chinese troops in North Vietnamese uniforms. When the US troops found the enemy, the battles were fast and furious as depicted in Mel Gibsonâ€™s â€œWe Were Soldiers.”
27,000 US troops died in combat.
300,000 were wounded.
AVRN and USA killed approximately 1.5 million of the enemy.
To justify their cowardice, those who ran from their country’s call had to vilify the noble sacrifice of those in whose shadow they will forever stand. Today we see the same traitors in Cindy Sheehan, who never raised her son, has never been to Iraq, but spits on the grave of her son and his courage and sacrifice. She takes the insurance money from his death and promotes her communist agenda, but won’t take the time to pick up the headstone provided by the US Army for free to mark her son’s grave.
The morals of Vietnam are debatable. The facts are not.
The sacrifice and courage exhibited by US troops and the humiliation and insult heaped upon them by the traitors of this country will forever be a stain on this country’s character.
AND TODAY THEY ARE DOING THE EXACT SAME THING AGAIN. YOU CANNOT PROTEST THE WAR AND SUPPORT THE TROOPS. THE TWO CANNOT BE SEPARATED.
TRAITORS GAVE US THE CHASE-CHURCH ACT.
TRAITORS GAVE US UNREASONABLE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT.
TRAITORS ALWAYS FIND FAULT WITH THE BEHAVIOR OF THE AMERICAN TROOPS WHILE GIVING A PASS TO THE BARBARIANS.
TRAITORS KEEP OUR BORDERS OPEN IN A TIME OF WAR.
TRAITORS LIE TO THE AMERICA PEOPLE.
TRAITORS HOLD OUR TROOPS BACK FROM VICTORY FOR POLITICAL GAIN.
TRAITORS ALLOWED ALMOST 20 MILLION MUSLIMS TO SET UP SANCTURIES IN OUR COUNTRY.
TRAITORS PERMIT ANTI-AMERICA PROTESTS IN THE CITY OF DEARBORN AND CALL IT FREEDOM OF SPEECH.
TRAITORS ALLOW KNOWN TERRORIST SYMPATHIZERS TO COME TO AMERICA AND TEACH IN OUR COLLEGES.
IT’S TIME WE CALL IT WHAT IT IS….TREASON.
AND TREASON HAS ONLY ONE PUNISHMENT…DEATH.
THE VIETNAM WAR
a. TET OFFENSIVE , Vietcong attack in 1968.
(1)Sihanouk tells Johnson ‘s emissary, ester Bowles,that he will not stop American forces from pursuing the Vietcong over the Cambodian border.(D)
(2) January,15th. 1968
BIEN VIEN SO 307 /Q6.QV STENCIL CETRIFICATE, SIGN BY NGUYEN THANH TRACH , TUNG-QUNG(?) THRUONG QUAN SAU FOR Toa So Tham Saigon, Luc Tinh Cholon knom 13 gia 8 Phuong Bien vien. With finger print without photo on ..nhon Tay Tro columm.(OD)
(3)After a decade of American tactics the communist planned a devasting blow “The Tet Offensive” against town in South Vietnam, was design as an all out effort to impress on American that the Vietcong were far stronger that they had supposed.
In preparation for Tet , was design as all-out effort and the North Vietnam had endeavoured to draw US troops from the towns by a diversionary attack on a nothern US base at Khesan .
(4)31th January 1968
(a)On Tet Holidays, the Vietcong and Vietminh launched “The Tet Offensive” against the town of South Vietnamm and mounted a huge offensive, penetrating several town s in an attempt to destroy the morale of the South Vietnamese and Americans , who believed that their power was confined to the countryside.
(b)It caught the Americans and the South Vietnamese completely by Suprise, because Tet was the National New Year Holiday period, dureing which a truce had always been observed, and because the town of South Vietnam had hierto been thought secure against the largely rural Vietcong.
(c)Score of Vietnamese towns were assault by some 70.000 Vietcong and Vietminh , who created wide spread destruction and even penetrate the heavily fortified US Embassy compaound in Saigon.
(d)The carnage was worst in the ancient city of Hue in central Vietnam, there the Vietcong overhelmed the South Vietnam Garrison . look at the vintage photo(ibid S,karnow) ‘a wounded GI helped by his buddies during the battle of Hue. The toughtest fighting occured at the Citadel, which the Vietcong held tenaciously American artillary and aircraft also bombed and shelleted this city.”
(e)In the end the communists were bloodily repulsed, but the terrible scenes of fighting shown on American television screens conviced most Americans that US soldiers should be brought home.
(f)The ability of the communists to pene-trate and even to hold their positions in a number of South Vietnamese town hitherto believed to be fitmly in South Vietnamese and American hands succeede in undermining American morale in their longest and most succesful war,
(g)The US President ‘s assurances that The Tet Offensive was the most disastrous Vietnam defeat of the war were perfectly true, but they carried little connection.(D)
(h)Tet offensive of 1968 was a campaining “Liberate” the South before Ho ‘s death (ibid Stanley Karnow)
(b) Tet offensive Map (P)
2) february 1968
(1) Early 1968
After Tet offensive, Whasington was forced to awful conclusion that US could no longer win the war(D)
(IMNAHA report a bogus fake first day cover with ilagalizes too sharp postal cancel Quan Buu 1.2.1968 on the second type Miltitary non nominal value, and fake postmark” kho tet mau than de phong xuan ky dau.”
I have found the 2nd type Military stamp not cancelled by Quan Buu in sept 1968, but Quan buu cancelled on military stamps type 1 at april 1968, we can made comparative studies about the original quan buu cancelled-aut)
(2) February,25th. 1968
After twenty six days of Fighting, American and South Vietnamese troops recapture Hue.
3) March 1968
The issued “ should another 206.000 troops be sent to Vietnam, bringing numbers there to almost three quaters of a million? The new secretary of Defense Clifford and the president rejected the increase.
(2)March ,13th .1968
(2) March ,21th .1968
(a) After three weeks Vietcong occupation at Hue, massacre 3000 people and buried them in hastily dug mass graves.
(b) Before American and South Vietnamese troops regained control, the Tet offensive had caused them 6000 combat death. Thousand more Vietnamese civilian died, caught up in the fighting. For the Vietcong, the casuaties amounted to a devasting 50.000. AS a fighting force they was never recovered.
(c)The weakening of the Vietcong was not unwelcome in Hanoi. Indeede, in as Tet was a double victory for North Vietnamese because it undermined American confidence that the war would ever be won and it prevented the independent communist in the South Vietnam from being able to challenge the nothern communist regime. The Vietminh henceforth played the major military role and so gained the upper hand in determining the future of vietnam.
(3) March,31th. 1968
(a) Johnson announced his decision not to seek re-election; he also indicated that there would be a measure of disengagement from the war, reflecting the new consencus among his advisers, including former hawks, That at least freed his hand from the inevitable political infighting as the election loomed nearer and anabled him to concentrate on finding a viable alternative strategy in Vietnam .
(b)He also announced a partial bombing halt and invitee the North Vietnamese to begin peace talk.
(c) He says that he will not run for re-election(D)
(d) Propaganda picture anti Vietnam war, Presiden Johnson bring back home” daddy skull and bone” to his son (P)
4) April 1968
5) MAY 1968
(1) May, 22th 1968
A very rare KHAI SANH’s certificate signed by Nhan chung, Ho lai and Tran-Hoc-lung in 22-05-1968. without revenue
(the rare collection after four month tet offensive without revenue,military free tax dan used military area number Ku Buu chin(KBC) 3014(An Duc-Vinh Long) , please comment the complete form of Khai Sanh,s certifiacte below-auth)
:So hieu 250
: :Ten,ho au-nhi TRAN-TUAN-TAI
: hai : NAM :
: : Ngay hai muoi mot thang nam duong :
: : chin tram sau muoi tam(21-05-1968) :
: SAU-Y-THONG-BO: Sanh: (ngay,thang,nam)…………………………………..:
: AN-Duc 25/05/1968: Tai :…………………Xa An-DUC……………………………:
: Chu-Tich K/Ho-Tich: Cha:………………….Tran-Hoc-Luong……………………:
: : Tuoi :………………….Hai muoi tam tuoi. ………………..:
: Signed & : Nghe-nghiep:…….Quan nhan……………………………:
: Stamped : Cu tru tai :…………KBC 3014………………………………:
:Vietnam conghoa : Me :…………………..TRANH-LINH…………………………..:
:Vinh Long Chau.?,, : Tuoi :………………….Hai Moi hai tuoi……………………..:
: UY-BAN MINH CHANH : Nghe-nghiep:……Noi Tro…………………………………..:
: Nguyen-Tam-the : Cac tru trai………..Trai gia binh Trong doan 16BB..:
: CHUNG NHAN : Vo :……………………Vo chanh……………………………….:
:Chu ky cua UY Ban hanh chanh Nghe-nghiep:……..Quan Nhan………………………………..:
: Xa An-Duc tren day : Cu tru tai :…………….K.B.C.3014………………………………….:
:Vinh-Long ngay 25/5/1968 : Ngay Khai:……………Ngay 22 thang 5 DL 1968…………….:
: TL Quan Truong CT : Nguoi chung thu nhirt: ..LE-HOANG-MINH………………………..:
HO QUAN TRUONG : Tuoi :……………………..Hai muoi chin tuoi………………………:
: : Nghe-nghiep:……….Quan nhan…………………………………:
: signed & stamped : Cu tru tai :………………K.B.C.3014………………………………….:
: : Nguoi chu thu nhi :..LE-HUU-HANH……………………………..:
: TRAN-VAN-LAN : Tuoi:……………………….Hai muoi lam tuoi………………………:
: : Nghe-nghiep:…………Quan Nhan………………………………..:
: : Cu tru tai :………………K.B.C. 4014………………………………… :
: : Lam tai ….AN-DUC…………..ngay 22….thang…05…nam..1968……..:
: Nguoi khai Ho lai nhan chung :
: TRAN-HC-LUONG NGUYEN-VAN-THE LE-HOANG-MINH
: (KY TEN) (KY TEN) (KY TEN)
: (KY TEN) :
6) June 1968
(1) June,5th. 1968
Robert Kennedy was assasination while celebrating his victory in California elections .
(2) The Vietnamese war may become the biggest question mark in airpower history. Even when the full records of the war become available, judgment of airpower effectiveness atill will be a matter of opinion as weel as fact.
The restrictions that always accompany a limited conflict have clouded the vietnamese situation throughly, and it will be difficult for anyone to appraise the true worth of airpower in this war objectively.(D)
(3) A USAF helicopter airlift supplies to a Special Forces camp in the central highland of Vietnam (P), A foward air control (FAC) ground team keeps in radio contact with an airborn 0-1 Bird Dog(P), and Vietnamese Air Force A-1 H Skyraiders over Bien Hoa air Base
( I have the postal history sent from this base , keep reading you will find that-auth)(P)
7) July 1968
Finally in this day With some nudging from Bill Colby, then chief of MACV CORRD, President Nguyen van Thieu put his official stamped of approval on the program.
(1) Ho Chu tjeh da tang co thu’ong cho nganh xe quan su nhan dip Hoi ngi lai xe gi’o’i va tho sua chua gioi toan quan thang 8 nam 1968. La co mang nhung dong chu :
Yeu xe nhu con
Quy xang nhu mau
Vuot moi kho khan
Hoan thanh nhiem vu
(2) August,24th. 1968
Information from “NGANH XANG DAU QUAN DOI”:
(a)Ngay 13.6.1968. nganh xang dau da xay dung xang 42 km duong ong dan dau vuot qua Nam Ban ,Dong Loc, Truong Bang.(D)
(b)Ngay 24.8.1968. Cuc Xang dau thuoc. Tong cuc Hau can chinh thuc thanh lap.(D)
(c) thang 11-1968 , tiep tuc keo dai them 230 km duong ong xuong phia Nam,doc theo duong chien luoc so 12, kip thoi van hanh xang tren duong ong,cung cap cho cac doan xe van tai cho hang vao chien truong.(D)
(3) August,27th. 1968
Air Mail Military Covers from Phong Dinh with Military Stamp without nominal value but not cancelled, Nahrang circulaired date stamped 9.9.68 outside the stamp (send two weeks from the date of the letter 27.8.68)
This civil letter from Nha Trang to Army personel KBC 4882 TSE R Won cho/ AA I (location ?).
(This miltary cover or civilian send by regular Phong dinh post office without KBC and Quan Buu CHOPPED,why military stamps used,please comment after read the letter below –auth).
Dem Jay Cho 27.8.68
Imh Hoang kinh men.
Phnong cham biet thn hoiu em ena phuong cgan dem voi amh la can mot su chom tre, chao la mam hi mong choi va trach hon phuong chan lom phai khong chi loim phai khong cho phuong chan xin loi anhe.
Imh hoang men Troi somh ra chi phuong chan, koi ban cho phuong chan mot noi miem san kho .Pjuong cham ng heo lam , ngeo tat ca hi imh yen cho den vat chat , cho khong nhn omh phoang Imong Imong chan Ai conbiet cho pjuong cham ngoi con gan tay do nay Moi khira dtnong ,phuong chan chi biet nhm xnong,nhn nhn lon cuoc dtoi.
IJ tnoi som mong ina phuong cham xau so any . Troi oi dtinh menh , Thuong che.cha bem cho Phuang chan mot hinh hai, one khong vam cho phuong chan mot mem, Im oni trong cnoa song du mot mem Im vni nho nho. Imh khoang si! Moiu Rhi phuong chan soi bong minh trong gnong, ma com thay Im than vo enng, nhong Phuong chan kip ngln,Imy minh,xan xi, nhing con dtuoc 8 hau phuong, yen lanh, trong khi co,nhien omh linh, cha ngheo tat, ca ma con phan chien chan o noi vong minh lay kho nhoc,Phuong chan nghi chan minh thi,dtang Im cac anh hinh kho nhoc dto nhat la cao anh o mien xa, khong ngo, phuong chan ctuoc dirm phuc anh bien thn den chnh mon biet dnng bhan ena Phuong chan,n ? Khong anh ching tim hien vi ve Phuong , chan ca, nh chi can biet phuong,chan co em gai xau xi va ong hao nan. Omh hay inong inong phuang chan trong tri nho, khi emh muon nghi chen phuong chan, vi su that luc nao emg phu phong va cay dong.
Phuong chan xin ching, but nhe, hen thu sau chuc omh chem nay chi vao mong dep….
Em gai nho Tay thomh (Phuong Chan)
A anh con nho chia khong de phuong chom bien lan ma nho,
Jhn vo. N.H.Trang, cong gnyenh can da moi , Phong Dinh.(OD&PH)
(4) August.8th. 1968
Nixon elected president of the United States with Spiro Agnew as vice –president.(D)
9) September 1968
(1) September .14th.1968
A letter from True Giang ,
Nhan duitc thu c0 tri that phan van kho ngi, khong kieu Co new viet thu cho co khong, nhung rai to quiyet dinh thu chico, keo co trong thui hoan J mai, co Se nghu khong tot ve ngun ban qua co cua toi tri hanh bao tin khong vui co Ro hoang dta anh dung lia dto tri thanh that chia buon cung co va hien nay tri dang gui 2 la thui Cuo co goi cho hoang va 1 taan anh-toi xin loi co ve nanh dong khong dtep cua toi, vi toi va hoang lam2 nguoi ban than new toi da biet co qua nhung thu trore tren dtay toi xin goi tra anh. Cua Co ve Cgu.
Thu dteu dtay vai hay Co reo mot lau nua thanh that chia buon cung co neu Co Co gi muon noi toi khng dam tai choi.
Xin dung but chuo co may man lon. Kinh Chao.
T.B. neu can thu cho toi Xin de de : Ts H.V.J DDR KBC 4882 (location ?) Xin Co Vui Long Hui Bo, Sui Chau Tho Cua Toi. Cam Buu. (OD)
10) October 1968
(1) October, 21th.1968
The series 641 with JJ Replacement code of US military Payment Certificate start from 31.8.1965 type to 21.10.1968, and this day began to used the BB replacement code until 11.8.1969, this token issued special for used at South Vietnam field area. The design of US beautiful woman , nominal 5 cent- 25 cent-50 cent-1 dollar,5 dollar and 10 dollar. The last use of this token in this day .
(I found all of this payment certificate except 5 cent JJ and 50 cent JJ and 5 dollars JJ . I found 5 cent BB and not yet found the BB replacement note of another nominal . The collector’s name “TOKEN” because used only at special area South vietnam , private collection in fine condition except 5 cent everage good condition have found during my visit in 2007 at HCM-city, but during my last visit 2009 I couldn’t found anymore –auth)
11) November 1968 no info
12) December 1968
(1) Until this day Somone was not the God father of The Phung Hoang ( or Phoenix, to give it the name that the American hung ) as some would have it.program
(2)American troop strength in Vietnam at year-end is 540.000.
Frame Two: The Vietnam War 1968 Pictures
The Communist Vietnam Conquest South Vietnam label and picture Colections
Conquest Vietnam 1976
The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, the Vietnam Conflict, or often in Vietnam, the American War occurred in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia from 1955 to April 30, 1975. The war was fought between the communist North Vietnam, supported by its communist allies, and the government of South Vietnam, supported by the United States and other member nations of the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO).
The Vietcong, the lightly armed South Vietnamese communist insurgency, largely fought a guerrilla war against anti-communist forces in the region. The North Vietnamese Army engaged in a more conventional war, at times committing large-sized units into battle. U.S. and South Vietnamese forces relied on air superiority and overwhelming firepower to conduct search-and-destroy operations, involving ground forces, artillery and air strikes.
The United States entered the war to prevent a communist takeover of South Vietnam as part of their wider strategy of containment. Military advisors arrived beginning in 1950. U.S. involvement escalated in the early 1960s and combat units were deployed beginning in 1965. Involvement peaked in 1968 at the time of the Tet Offensive. Despite a peace treaty signed by all parties in January 1973, fighting continued. In April 1975, North Vietnam captured Saigon. North and South Vietnam were reunified the following year.
The war exacted a huge human cost in terms of fatalities, including 3 to 4 million Vietnamese from both sides, 1.5 to 2 million Laotians and Cambodians, and 58,159 U.S. soldiers.
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