U.S. casualty figures for April 18 to April 24 are released. The 45 killed during that time brought total U.S. losses for the Vietnam War to 45,019 since 1961. These figures made Southeast Asia fourth in total losses sustained by the U.S. during a war, topped only by the number of losses incurred during the Civil War, World War I, and World War II.
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New casualty figures released.
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This Week in History, Apr 29 - May 5
- Apr 29, 1970
- U.S.-South Vietnamese forces launch Cambodian "incursion"
- Apr 29, 1971
- New casualty figures released.
- Apr 29, 1975
- Operation Frequent Wind begins
- Apr 30, 1975
- South Vietnam surrenders
- May 01, 1969
- Senator criticizes Nixon's handling of the war
- May 01, 1972
- North Vietnamese troops capture Quang Tri
- May 02, 1964
- U.S. ship sunk in Saigon port
- May 02, 1970
- Joint forces continue attack into Cambodia
- May 03, 1965
- 173rd Airborne Brigade deploys to South Vietnam
- May 03, 1968
- Paris is chosen as site for peace talks
- May 04, 1961
- Rusk reports on Viet Cong strength
- May 04, 1970
- Four students killed at Kent State
- May 05, 1970
- U.S. forces capture Snoul, Cambodia
- May 05, 1972
- North Vietnamese turn back South Vietnamese relief column
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