March 7, 1965 Sunday Chronicle readers awoke to news that The Pentagon was sending two battalions of Marines to South Vietnam, the first U.S. ground combat troops sent to help fight against North Vietnamese troops. More than 58,000 U.S. troops would be killed before the fall of Saigon in 1975......... May LBJ rot in the pits of Hell. He could teach Satan new tricks. TFP..
A U.S. patrol of the 2nd Brigade, 9th Infantry Division, moves through the morning mist in the coconut groves of Kien Hoa province, in South Vietnam's Mekong Delta, Jan. 15, 1969. They were part of an operation to assess damage from a B-52 strike on Viet Cong strongholds in the province. (AP Photo/Henri Huet) ~ Vietnam War