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Reel America: "U.S. Army Unit Advisor in Vietnam" - 1963

U.S. Army Captain William Johnston (right)

U.S. Army Captain William Johnston (right)

Vietnam
Sunday, August 10, 2014

This United States Army film features 34-year-old Captain William Johnston and his advisory work with the Army of the Republic of Vietnam from May 1962 to April 1963. American advisors like Johnston aided South Vietnam in its war against communist North Vietnam before President Johnson and Congress paved the way for escalating American involvement with the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution; signed by LBJ on August 10, 1964.  

Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014 at 2:22pm (ET)

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