October 3

This Day in History

Vietnam War

Oct 3, 1967:

Operation Wallowa commences

Elements of the 1st Cavalry Division launch Operation Wallowa in South Vietnam's northernmost provinces.

A task force was sent in to relieve pressure on the U.S. Marines, who were fighting a heavy series of engagements along the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). As these operations commenced, U.S. planes raided North Vietnamese supply routes and attacked bridges only 10 miles from the Chinese frontier.

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