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  • Dec 29, 1964
    Sgt. Barry Sadler arrives in South Vietnam in the midst of the Vietnam War. Twelve months later, he records "The Ballad Of The Green Berets"
    Nov 8, 1965
    American soldier Niles Harris survives an attack on the 173rd Airborne Division in Vietnam. The battle provides the storyline for Big & Rich's "8th Of November"
    Dec 8, 1965
    Roy Acuff begins a one-week tour of South Vietnam, where he entertains American troops. Following those dates, Acuff will continue to perform in the Far East and spends Christmas in Tokyo
    Dec 14, 1965
    Roy Acuff concludes a one-week USO tour of South Vietnam, where he gave two performances daily for American troops. The tour moves on to other Pacific ports until after New Years
    Mar 14, 1967
    Roy Acuff takes his second trip to entertain American troops in Vietnam
    Mar 15, 1967
    Roy Acuff begins a two-week tour of South Vietnam, performing for American troops. It's his second time to go on behalf of the USO
    Mar 16, 1968
    Over 300 unarmed civilians are killed during the My Lai Massacre in South Vietnam. When it is reported on TV, Mac Davis responds emotionally. His son's reaction to his tears inspires Davis to write the future Elvis Presley hit "Don't Cry Daddy"
    Oct 30, 1968
    Jan Howard's oldest son, Jimmy Howard, is killed in action in Vietnam
    Jan 9, 1969
    Johnny Cash & June Carter perform for American troops at Long Binh Air Force Base in Saigon, Vietnam
    Aug 17, 1969
    Roy Acuff begins his third tour of South Vietnam with the USO

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