January 30th 1968
The Tet Offensive Started.
Phase 1: January 30 – March 28, 1968
Phase 2: May 5 – June 15, 1968
Phase 3: August 17 – September 23, 1968
Welcome Home Veterans of the 1968 Tet Offensive.
Welcome Home Veteran’s we’re here to help you.
American involvement began to escalate under President John F. Kennedy’s administration (January 1961–November 1963). North Vietnam, had by then established a presence in Laos and developed the Ho Chi Minh Trail through that country in order to resupply and reinforce its forces in South Vietnam. The Vietnam War continued until US combat forces left the country in 1973 Two months after the signing of the Vietnam peace agreement. We did not come home to parades and homecoming events like soldiers before or since, we quietly went on with our lives, and America was not interested in hearing from us or about our experiences, so we didn’t share.
1967 marked the United States 3rd year in the war since the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution was passed by Congress, “August 7, 1964”.
Reference the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
Beginning 1968 the statistics were:
Troops in Country: 485,600
Casualties so far:
Do you have a story from 1968 you would like to share?
Submit your story to Incountry1967@wavva.org your story will be edited for space and content.
Please include your name, your unit, the date of action and location, thanks for your service and welcome home.
The Washington State Vietnam Veterans of America is part of the nationwide link of VVA’s across the country and we want to hear from you,
we want to help. No matter where you served or when, contact us, we’re here to help you.
•Aggressively advocate on issues important to veterans
•Seek full access to quality health care for veterans
•Identify the full range of disabling injuries and illnesses incurred during military service
•Hold government agencies accountable for following laws mandating veterans’ health care
•Create a positive public perception of Vietnam veterans
•Seek the fullest possible accounting of America’s POWs and MIAs
•Support the next generation of America’s war veterans
•Serve our communities
Vietnam Veterans of America Washington State Council Officers
Name Position Contact
Francisco F. Ivarra President firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim Daugherty Vice President email@example.com
Ande Mitchelle 2nd Vice President firstname.lastname@example.org
Odis Warren Treasurer email@example.com
Pete Sill Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org