The United States used Agent Orange against the North Vietnamese (and in South Vietnam).
In March 1969, American helicopters flying over a western part of South Vietnam spotted a group of Vietnamese cutting wood.
Marine Corporal Howard E. Morse died October 25, 1967, in Quang Nam, South Vietnam.
He retired in 1973 when he felt the U.S. was abandoning South Vietnam.
Combat Medic PFC Walter Raymond Pratt died February 8, 1968, Quang Nam, South Vietnam.
Policy statements have also consistently voiced support for the communist effort in South Vietnam.
We will act as we must to help protect the independence of the valiant people of South Vietnam.
There were some in South Vietnam who wished to force Communist rule on their own people.
I regret more than any of you know that it has not been possible to restore peace to South Vietnam.