VI - A WIDER WAR
the Gulf of Tonkin resolution, in 1964, American involvement in Vietnam
increased as more and more US troops were sent to Vietnam. At its
peak, over 500,000 US service personnel were stationed in South Vietnam,
with additional support in Thailand, Guam, the Philippines, and Vietnam's
territorial waters. Besides the US and South Vietnamese forces, combat
and combat support elements from Australia, New Zealand, South Korea,
Thailand, the Philippines, and Taiwan also served in South Vietnam.
Their role, as well as the role of Soviet and Chinese advisors to North
Vietnam will also be explored in this gallery.
of training and combat operations will dominate this gallery, and discussions
of some of the more notable and infamous incidents on both sides will
be explored. Artifacts will include weapons and uniforms from both sides
of the conflict, as well as booby traps and other hazards encountered
by soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines.