US Marines in Vietnam (1959-1975)

US Marines In Vietnam (1959-1975)On March 8, 1965, 3,500 United States Marines were sent to South Vietnam to protect the US airbases in South Vietnam. This was the beginning of the American ground war in South East Asia. The initial deployment of 3,500 was increased to nearly 200,000 by December. The U.S. military had long been schooled in offensive warfare and did not take well to defensive operations. It did not take them long to put their offensive expertise into action. Vietnam was the longest war for the American Marines. More Marines were deployed for service during Vietnam than World War II. By the end of its deployment, 13,091 were killed in action, 51,392 were wounded. 57 Medals of Honor were awarded to Marines. This is their complete story.

Episodes:

  1. FROM THE HALLS OF MONTEZUMA
  2. THE MARINES HAVE LANDED
  3. OPERATION HASTINGS
  4. BREAKER PATROL
  5. HELL IN THE HILLS
  6. OPERATION UNION
  7. OPERATION MEDINA
  8. BATTLE OF HILL 881
  9. OPERATION MEADE RIVER
  10. FIRST BATTLE OF SAIGON
  11. HUE
  12. SIEGE OF KHE SANH
  13. OPERATION DEWEY CANYON
  14. LAST RUN
  15. GOOD BYE VIETNAM

Program Type: Documentary
Year Released: 2010
Running Time: 15 Episodes / 25 minutes each
Language(s): English
Format: SD