Vietnam War

 U.S. #1151 was issued to coincide with SEATO’s sixth conference in 1960.
September 8, 1954

Formation of SEATO 

On September 8, 1954, eight nations signed the Southeast Asia Collective Defense Treaty, or Manila Pact, creating the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO).

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 U.S. #3188g from the Celebrate the Century series.
January 12, 1962

Operation Chopper 

On January 12, 1962, American forces participated in their first major combat of the Vietnam War – Operation Chopper.

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 U.S. #2955 was issued a little over a year after Nixon’s death.
January 9, 1913

Birth of Richard Nixon 

Richard Milhous Nixon was born into a poor Quaker family in Yorba Linda, California, on January 9, 1913.

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 U.S. #2109 was issued two years after the memorial’s dedication.
November 13, 1982

Dedication of Vietnam Veterans Memorial

On November 13, 1982, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was officially dedicated in Washington, DC.

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 U.S. #C119 pictures Sikorsky with his VS-300.
May 24, 1940

First Successful Single-Rotor Helicopter Flight

On May 24, 1940, Igor Sikorsky successfully flew the first single-rotor helicopter.

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 U.S. #3173 was issued in 1997 to mark the 50th anniversary of Yeager’s historic flight.
February 13, 1923

Happy Birthday Chuck Yeager

The first person to break the sound barrier, Chuck Yeager was born on February 13, 1923, in Myra, West Virginia.

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 U.S. #3188g – About 2.6 million Americans fought in Vietnam.
January 27, 1973

Paris Peace Accords

On January 27, 1973, the Paris Peace Accords ended US involvement in the Vietnam War.

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