August-September 1965 – III MAF (Third Marine Amphibious Force) undertakes combat operation in I Corps & US Senate approves a $1.7 billion US supplementary appropriation for military operations in Vietnam. August-September 1966 – The first armed forces from South Korea arrive in I Corps with the 2nd Korean Marine Brigade & MAG (Marine Air Group) 13 arrives at the Marine Air Facility at Chu Lai. August-September 1967 – President Johnson announces that US forces in Vietnam will be increased to 525,000 officers and men & the US Air Force begins B52 bombings in the southern provinces of North Vietnam. August-September 1968 – The US Army’s 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized) arrives in I Corps & the US Navy’s battleship USS New Jersey (BB62) arrives of the coast of South Vietnam. August-September 1969 – The CAP or Combined Action Program in South Vietnam is implemented & North Vietnam’s President, Ho Chi Minh, dies on September 3rd. August-September 1970 – US Department of Defense issues a report stating that three out of ten servicemen in Vietnam have used illegal drugs in-country & the 7th Marines prepare to stand down from combat operations in accordance with President Nixon’s “Vietnamization” policy. August-September 1971 – Both Australia and New Zealand announce the withdrawal of all combat forces & the US Army’s 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized) withdraws from Vietnam. August-September 1972 – The US 196th Infantry Brigade withdraws from South Vietnam, the final American combat element to do so & the NVA seize Que Son near Da Nang while South Vietnamese Army units recapture Quang Tri. August-September 1973 – A US district Court rules that the secret war in Cambodia is “unconstitutional” and issues an injunction stopping President Nixon from waging combat operations there & Congress declares the cessation od US-funded military actins in Southeast Asia. August-September 1974 – Richard Nixon resigns his office as President, because of the Watergate Scandal, on August 3rd & North Vietnam violates the cease-fire agreement by attacking Ban Me Thuot in the Central Highlands. August-September 1975 – All US military operations in South and North Vietnam, and Southeast Asia have ended.
It is said that "Behind every successful man is a wife." Well, behind every successful ministry is a "Prayer Warrior".
If you would like to commit to praying for Vets With A Mission, Chuck and Joette, the Vietnamese people and for VWAM's humanitarian programs and projects; and you are ready to "Pray the price" so that VWAM doesn't have to "Pay the price," then send a request to be added to the VWAM Prayer Team.
Send an email to VWAM's Prayer Coordinator, Dr. James L. Simmons, D.of Min, at either
Also, if you would like to have a copy of Brother Jim's daily devotional, "This is the Day: A Daily Devotional," make sure you ask him about that!
Volunteer Rachel Foster of Houlton ME, a Pharmacy Tech now in Pharmacy School, prepares to carry an elderly woman upstairs to one of VWAM’s examining physicians at Loc Vinh Health Commune in the village of Loc Vinh, Hue Thua Thien Province.
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Details about the team effort can be viewed at the “Projects" link.