Monday, August 22, 2016

August 23, 1972: Last Official US Combat Troops Leave Vietnam

Although the combat troops had left, there were still several tens of thousands of troops in country, not to mention CIA mercenaries, Special Forces, and others.  In addition, the bombing would go on for years, including the Christmas bombings at the end of 1972--some of the heaviest bombing raids in the history of bombing raids.  I thought I would link to this pamphlet written by Overseas Weekly writer Richard Boyle describing GI resistance to the war....Overseas Weekly was an unofficial newspaper written for GIs and sold in the PX alongside the official Stars & Stripes.....The resistance Boyle writes about is part of the reason the war was Vietnamized and US troops were slowly removed from in country....while the killing dragged on....

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