Vietnam War Campaigns & Operations

PFC John Henson (from Columbia, SC) of the 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, cleans his M-16 rifle while on an operation 30 miles west of Kontum. 12 July 1966
PFC John Henson (from Columbia, SC) of the 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, cleans his M-16 rifle while on an operation 30 miles west of Kontum. 12 July 1966.

Today in WW II: 21 Sep 1943 In the most bitter combat of the New Georgia campaign [Central Solomons], Japanese lose 600 men in an unsuccessful defense of Arundel Island, withdraw on 22 Sep.   

Major Campaigns & Operations of the Vietnam War

Streamers: Yellow with green borders and three red stripes centered
Streamers: Yellow with green borders and three red stripes centered.

Many of the major campaigns of the Vietnam War utilized combined arms from multiple services and relied on the greater capability provided by that inter-service cooperation. In particular, the major Ground Campaigns often incorporated Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard and Air Force elements. The operations that were part of these campaigns are partially described in the Olive-Drab.com tables, but a complete list of all operations is far more extensive. A very complete table of campaigns and operations is maintained at the Texas Tech University Vietnam Project at this link.

Olive-Drab.com has separate pages for tables of the major Vietnam ground, naval and air campaigns:

Recommended Books about the Campaigns of the Vietnam War

The most complete reference text of the basic facts of the Vietnam war is Vietnam Order of Battle: A Complete Illustrated Reference to U.S. Army Combat and Support Forces in Vietnam 1961-1973 , by Shelby L. Stanton.

Other recommended books: