March 30, 1965 : Bomb explodes outside U.S. Embassy in Saigon

Introduction

A bomb explodes in a car parked in front of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, virtually destroying the building and killing 19 Vietnamese, 2 Americans, and 1 Filipino; 183 others were injured. Congress quickly appropriated $1 million to reconstruct the embassy. Although some U.S. military leaders advocated special retaliatory raids on North Vietnam, President Lyndon B. Johnson refused.

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March 30, 1965 : Bomb explodes outside U.S. Embassy in Saigon

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    History.com Staff

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  • Year Published

    2009

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    March 30, 1965 : Bomb explodes outside U.S. Embassy in Saigon

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  • Access Date

    November 18, 2017

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