July 07, 1969 : First U.S. troops withdrawn from South Vietnam

Introduction

A battalion of the U.S. 9th Infantry Division leaves Saigon in the initial withdrawal of U.S. troops. The 814 soldiers were the first of 25,000 troops that were withdrawn in the first stage of the U.S. disengagement from the war. There would be 14 more increments in the withdrawal, but the last U.S. troops did not leave until after the Paris Peace Accords were signed in January 1973.

Article Details:

July 07, 1969 : First U.S. troops withdrawn from South Vietnam

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    History.com Staff

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    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    July 07, 1969 : First U.S. troops withdrawn from South Vietnam

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    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-u-s-troops-withdrawn-from-south-vietnam

  • Access Date

    November 20, 2017

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    A+E Networks