I am not saying we didn't have people in there helping the French<quoted text>
1945 - first US casualty in Vietnam - Lt. Col. A. Peter Dewey, head of the American O.S.S. mission, is killed by Vietminh troops while driving a Jeep to the airport.
1950 - The United States sends $15 million dollars in military aid, a military mission and military advisors to the French for the war in Vietnam.
Bare, bald, unvarnished, undeniable FACTS.
The Vietnam War starts here - under Truman's command.
We now return you to your normal state of partisan pseudo-knowledge and denial of inconvenient historical fact.
I am saying the History books say the war started in 1955
Here you can look it up yourself.
Here it says Nov.1 1955
This one here says 1959
http://history1900s.about.com/od/vietnamwar/a... and this one says 1954
There is a lot more that say the same thing.
The war started under IKE
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