HISTORY 1955 - 1973 Vietnam Era

Year: 1955

The Vietnam Era

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Year: 1955

2 March 1959

A New Director for Women Marines

Colonel Margaret M. Henderson served as Director of Women Marines from 2 March 1959 until 2 January 1964.

2 March 1959

1967

Presence in Vietnam

The announcement was made and plans were set in 1967 for one officer and nine enlisted women to fill desk billets with the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV), based in Saigon.

1967

November 8, 1967

Promotion Opportunities

President Johnson signed legislation giving enlisted women equal promotion opportunity with their male counterparts.

November 8, 1967

Year: 1973

The Names of those who Served

From 1967 to 1973, a total of 28 enlisted Marine women and eight officers served in Vietnam at various times.   Pictured Captain Elaine E. Filkins (left) and Sgt Doris Denton (right).

Year: 1973

January 27, 1973,

The End of the War

With the signing of the Paris Peace Accords on January 27, 1973, the war in Vietnam was declared officially ended. Not only a war, but an era, was coming to an end in 1973. The draft was replaced by the All-Volunteer Force policy. 

 

 

January 27, 1973,