Tuesday, September 26, 2017

On This Day In History The First American Was Killed In Vietnam

As History.com notes, in 1945 OSS Lt. Col Peter Dewey (seen in the above photo) was the first American killed in Vietnam.

Lt. Col. Peter Dewey, a U.S. Army officer with the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in Vietnam, is shot and killed in Saigon. Dewey was the head of a seven-man team sent to Vietnam to search for missing American pilots and to gather information on the situation in the country after the surrender of the Japanese.

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