posted on Apr, 11 2008 @ 05:29 PM
This document is one of several readiness reports of PT boat movements by the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV) after the Gulf of Tonkin Incident,
in which the DRV attacked US Naval vessels. The report gives the dates and last known locations of the boats in the area.
The Gulf of Tonkin Incident prompted the US Congress to pass the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, which gave President Johnson authority to use military
force to defend allies in the area and ultimately lead to the beginning of the Vietnam War.