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Troops from Hawaii sent to South Vietnam

Troops from Hawaii sent to South Vietnam

One hundred U.S. troops of the Hawaiian-based 25th Infantry Division are ordered to short-term duty with military units in South Vietnam to serve as machine gunners aboard Army H-21 helicopters. This was the 1st commitment of American combat troops to the war and represented a quiet escalation of the U.S. commitment to the war in Vietnam.

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