Many people who travel around the world are interested in the history of the countries that they visit. When you think about the Vietnam War, you probably think about the country of Vietnam only. However, the Vietnam War took place on the territories of other countries as well such as Laos and Cambodia. Traveling to Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia can be a memorable experience, especially if you decide to visit places where fellow Americans fought during the war.
-The Vietnam War was a long war that took place from September 26, 1959 to April 30, 1975. It was a military conflict that revolved around so-called Cold War.
-The first US troops started to come to Vietnam in the early 1960s in order to prevent the communist takeover of South Vietnam.
-The communists from North Vietnam won the war and they claimed South Vietnam in April 1975. The capture of Saigon in 1975 marked the end of the Vietnam War.
-The Vietnam War was a bloody war with many fatalities. It is estimated that 3 to 4 million Vietnamese lost their lives together with 2 million Cambodians and Laotians. 58, 159 US troops died in Vietnam.