May 14, 1970 : South Vietnamese sustain second highest casualties of war

Introduction

Allied military officials announce that 863 South Vietnamese were killed from May 3 to 9. This was the second highest weekly death toll of the war to date for the South Vietnamese forces. These numbers reflected the changing nature of the war as U.S. forces continued to withdraw and the burden of the fighting was shifted to the South Vietnamese as part of Nixon’s “Vietnamization” of the war effort.

Article Details:

May 14, 1970 : South Vietnamese sustain second highest casualties of war

  • Author

    History.com Staff

  • Website Name

    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    May 14, 1970 : South Vietnamese sustain second highest casualties of war

  • URL

    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnamese-sustain-second-highest-casualties-of-war

  • Access Date

    November 17, 2017

  • Publisher

    A+E Networks