American War Stories: Vietnam - Escalation
About This Episode
"Escalation" shows the United States' growing involvement in South Vietnam (mid-1950s to 1967): as combat troops arrive in 1965, the bombing campaign begins, and the U.S. attempts to thwart the Communist North's takeover of the small Southeast Asia country.
American War Stories: Vietnam focuses on the personal stories of the men and women who served in the conflict, and offers insight into a war that continues to profoundly affect the lives of Vietnam veterans and their families -- as well as the rest of the nation -- today. The series demonstrates that it is never too late to honor the service and sacrifice of America’s Vietnam veterans.