By Richard F. Newcomb
A Pictorial historical past of the Vietnam battle.
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And as one of the C-119s went down to Giap's guns, there went pilot James B. McGovern, who had been a Fourteenth Air Force pilot in World War II. He was a huge man with a heavy black beard, and went into the history books as "Earthquake McGoon," a comic strip hero. tighter The French, out of nearly everything but courage, could only wait for the final enemy assault. Defeat for France finally came, as officially recorded, at "1750 hours, 7 assault. May The 1954," Viet fifty-five days almost to the minute from Giap's opening Minh simply swarmed over the last bunkers.
Nedy. He Army is Kennedy at the becoming precarious. Special Forces was a personal initiative of President Ken- ordered the forces quadrupled headgear, the Green Beret, ordered new 1961 inspected units at Fort Bragg to to 4,000 men, gave them back their unique training measure and new weapons, and their progress. in October confers in private situation in South KENNEDY TAKES OVER 1961 Expand the Special Forces from one thousand to four thousand men, and develop new training manuals and new weapons.
S. advisers, working in South Vietnam since 1957, may accompany their Vietnamese units into combat There is no public announcement of this. KENNEDY TAKES OVER 1961 now proposal, but granted one vital concession: Advisers already in Vietnam could Vietnamese units into combat. Kennedy also approved the Army helicopters for Vietnam. A new era in warfare was about to begin. " American men and materials to Vietnam for airlift, They recon- and ships for control of inland and coastal waterways, and additional air and ground support systems.
A Pictorial History of the Vietnam War by Richard F. Newcomb