The veteran lived all his life with a sense of self-worth. At the time, he promised that he would bury the friend in the homeland. So his time came to complete this promise. It became an armed incident in the Gulf of Tonkin.
On 2 August 1964, a us Navy destroyer, Maddox, patrolling the Gulf of Tonkin, approached the coast of Northern Vietnam and was allegedly attacked by North Vietnamese torpedo boats. Two days later, another attack was carried out under unclear circumstances. As a response, President Lyndon Johnson ordered the us air force to strike at naval facilities in Northern Vietnam.