This is coolbert:
From the Chicago Tribune as was the headlines fifty years ago. That American involvement in the Second Indo-China War now escalating dramatically, and as the case for dramatic headlines.
"HITTING REWIND ON HISTORIC WEEK" by Stephan Benzkofer. That "historic week" the first week in March. 1965 to be exact in this case.
"3,500 MARINES TO S. VIET"
"MARINES LAND IN VIETNAM"
"LEATHERNECKS BRAVE ROUGH SEAS TO LAND"
"BATTLE IN VIET; 90 KILLED"
"3 AMERICANS AMONG THE TOTAL OF 30 WOUNDED"
"FIRST U.S. COMBAT TROOPS IN VIETNAM"
"Operation Rolling Thunder started March 2, 1965 . . . On March 7 the Tribune reported that two battalions of Marines were on the way to Vietnam . . . and that they would not engage in 'pacification'".
"Before the year was out, more than 200,000 U.S. troops would be in Vietnam."
And the rest is history!