October 22, 1957 : American forces suffer first casualties in Vietnam

Introduction

U.S. military personnel suffer their first casualties in the war when 13 Americans are wounded in three terrorist bombings of Military Assistance Advisory Group and U.S. Information Service installations in Saigon. The rising tide of guerrilla activity in South Vietnam reached an estimated 30 terrorist incidents by the end of the year and at least 75 local officials were assassinated or kidnapped in the last quarter of 1957.

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October 22, 1957 : American forces suffer first casualties in Vietnam

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    History.com Staff

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  • Year Published

    2009

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    October 22, 1957 : American forces suffer first casualties in Vietnam

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  • Access Date

    December 18, 2017

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    A+E Networks