Wednesday, May 7, 2014
This Day in History
On this day in 1954 the French surrendered at Dien Bien Phu. Their defeat lead the way to the partition of Vietnam into North and South. It is interesting to note that 2 Americans, James McGovern and Wallace Buford, were killed in the action. They were flying for the CIA in support of the French when their C-119 was hit and crash landed in Laos.