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FIRST WAR CAUSALTIES ON THIS DAY IN 1959

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Maj. Dale R. Buis (above left) and Master Sgt. Chester M. Ovnand
(right) became the first Americans killed in the American phase of
the Vietnam War when guerrillas struck a Military Assistance
Advisory Group (MAAG) compound in Bien Hoa, 20 miles
northeast of Saigon. The group had arrived in South Vietnam
on November 1, 1955, to provide military assistance.

The organization consisted of U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and
Marine Corps personnel who provided advice and assistance
to the Ministry of Defense, Joint General Staff, corps and
division commanders, training centers, and province and
district headquarters.

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The Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.

 

More than 3 million people (including over 58,000 Americans) were
killed in the Vietnam War, and more than half were Vietnamese
civilians.

 

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The Vietnam Memorial in Canby, Oregon

 

 

 

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Veterans Can Attend Virtual Events for National Vietnam War Veterans Day - Gold Coast Veterans Foundation

National Vietnam War Veterans Day – ICA Agency Alliance, Inc.

March 29 marks an important, commemorative day for Vietnam War-
era veterans. National Vietnam War Veterans Day came about as the result of the passage of the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act
that was signed into law by President Trump in 2017.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY IN 2004

National WWII Memorial


On April 29, 2004, the
World War II Memorial opened in Washington, D.C. 
to thousands of visitors, providing overdue recognition for the 16 million
U.S. men and women who served in the war. The memorial is located on
7.4 acres on the former site of the Rainbow Pool at the National Mall
between the
Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial. The
Capitol dome is seen to the east, and Arlington Cemetery is just across
the Potomac River to the west.

Washington, DC 2009 Edition

Traveling for Thanksgiving? Let's be careful out there.

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PRESIDENT LINCOLN DIED ON THIS DAY IN 1865

Lincoln Healed a Divided Nation. We Should Heed Him Today. | Time

At 7:22 a.m., Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States 
died from a bullet wound inflicted the night before by John Wilkes 
Booth, an actor and Confederate sympathizer. The president’s death came only six days after the surrender of Confederate General Robert
E. Lee and his massive army, effectively ending the
American Civil
War
.

Lincoln Assassination Photograph by Granger

Today in History - April 14 | Library of Congress

John Wilkes Booth - Wikipedia
John Wilkes Booth (May 10, 1838 – April 26, 1865)

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