9. President Lyndon Johnson on the Vietnam War
|“We are not about to send American boys nine or ten thousand miles away from home to do what Asian boys ought to be doing for themselves.”
—President Lyndon Johnson, October 1964
In total, 3,403,000 US service members were deployed to Southeast Asia between 1964 and 1975. Roughly 60,000 were killed, and over 150,000 were injured. Millions of Vietnamese, Cambodians and Laotians also died in the war.