June 14, 1969 : U.S. command announces troop withdrawal

Introduction

The U.S. command announces that three combat units will be withdrawn from Vietnam. They were the 1st and 2nd Brigades of the U.S. Army 9th Infantry Division and Regimental Landing Team 9 of the 3rd Marine Division–a total of about 13,000 to 14,000 men. These troops were part of the first U.S. troop withdrawal, which had been announced on June 8 by President Richard Nixon at the Midway conference with South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu. Nixon had promised that 25,000 troops would be withdrawn by the end of the year, and more support troops were later sent home in addition to the aforementioned combat forces in order to meet that number.

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June 14, 1969 : U.S. command announces troop withdrawal

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  • Year Published

    2009

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    June 14, 1969 : U.S. command announces troop withdrawal

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  • Access Date

    November 19, 2017

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