Vietnam War Timeline: 1968
Khe Sanh is besieged by the NVA
During the Tet holiday, V.C. and NVA mount major offensive across most of the country.
The U.S. Embassy in Saigon is attacked by VC sappers.
Hue is captured by the VC / NVA and will not finish until 25th Feb.
General Leonard F. Chapman replaces General Wallace M. Greene as commandant of the
NVA use Soviet built light tanks on the battlefield for the first time when they
overrun the Special Forces camp at Lang Vei.
3rd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division deploys to II Corps
My Lai massacre by members of the 1st Battalion, 20th Inf.
Siege of Khe Sanh combat base is lifted when the Air Cavalry breaks through.
Peace talks start in Paris.
Thailand announces it is to dispatch a further 5,000 troops to Vietnam.
Marines start to withdraw from Khe Sanh.
General Abrams takes over MACV from Westmoreland, who returns to Washington D.C.
as the Chief of Staff, U.S. Army.
Anti War riots in Chicago at the Democratic Party’s national conference
Johnson orders a cessation of bombing of North Vietnam. The NLF and South Vietnam
are allowed to take part in the Paris Peace talks.
536,000 U.S. military personnel in Vietnam.
1967 1969 - 1970