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I don't think there is one. Our involvement was so gradual that you can't fix a date for it. We were diplomatically involved in the original rebellion against the French because of our involvement in WWII. After the establishment of North and South Vietnam we were immediately a supporter of South Vietnam, providing it diplomatic, economic and military aid. President Eisenhower sent a small number (around 50 I think) of military advisors to help the South Vietnamese army. Kennedy incresed the number of advisors and allowed them to begin engaging in conbat. Johnson sent in still more troops, not advisors, and incresed their combat role. Then, after the Gulf of Tonkin incident, he rapidly incresed the number of troops and U.S. forces began doing most of the fighting. Michael Montagne Gulf of Tonkin Aug. 2, 1964 North Vietnamese torpedo boats attacked the U.S. destroyer, Maddox, in the Gulf of Tonkin. President Johnson ordered air strikes against North Vietnam after a second, unconfirmed attack on the U.S. destroyer C. Turner Joy. Aug. 7, 1964 - Congress approved use of

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Conventional open warfare commenced against North Vietnam in August 1964 during the Tonkin Gulf Incidents. Direct aerial bombing against N. VN started that month. Rolling Thunder commenced in '65.

Guerrilla warfare in RVN started in '55.

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1959 saw the first troops being sent as trainers. 1965 was the first US combat action.

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US President Eisenhower sent US advisers to South Vietnam in 1955.

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President Eisenhower sent US Military Advisers to Vietnam in 1955.

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Although casualties go back to 1956, most historians choose 1961 as the starting date.

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Eisenhower sent US military advisers to Vietnam in '55.
President Eisenhower sent US Advisers to Vietnam in 1955.

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The Vietnam War ended in 1959

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