August 21

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Vietnam War

Aug 21, 1969:

Nixon meets with South Korean President

President Nixon and South Korean President Park Chung Hee meet in San Francisco. In his welcoming address, Nixon notes that South Korea had "more fighting men in South Vietnam than any other nation" except the United States and South Vietnam. The United States would spend $250 million in 1969 to maintain South Korea's 50,000-man Tiger Division in South Vietnam, which they had previously agreed to outfit.

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