Vietnam: 1967-1969. The Vietnam war - Almost 60,000 Americans were killed in combat action but what the war did to Vietnam and to the Vietnamese people was even more drastic. By the time Saigon fell to invading North Vietnamese forces on April 29,1975, close to 2 million Vietnamese had died. Countless others perished or disappeared later in Cambodia during the carnage perpetuated by the Khmer Rouge. The Vietnam conflict was a war whose origins many did not understand, that seemed an exercise in futility, and that left a nation questioning the policies of a government they had always trusted. The first combat troops arrived in 1965 and so began the Vietnam War, the longest and most unpopular war, to date, Americans have ever fought. Vietnam, 1967 - 1969 is a remarkable record of the American Administration's presentation of events, at the time, to support their cause which most would believe had little in common with the needs or wishes of the American people, the world in general and the reality of the war that films such as The Deerhunter' subsequently portrayed with graphic reality. Tulai - the building and defence of the Ops Command Centre that played a major role supporting the inland troops. Marines in Action 1967, the objective, securing Hill 861 and Hill 881. Marines in Action 1968, repelling the Tet Offensive and Operations Kentucky2, Lancaster 2, Scotland 2, Swift Blade 2 and Meade River.Operation Dewey Canyon, January 1969 - the US's most daring offensive of the campaign as they seek to secure A Shau and Route 548.