The Vietnam War, or known as the “Resistance War against America” in Vietnam, started November 1st, 1955. The United States entered into the war to aid South Vietnam as North Vietnam was trying to force communism into more parts of Indochina. Men were drafted to fight. 1 in 10 American men was either wounded or killed in the war. It is estimated that the war had over 58,000 American military casualties. The United States officially pulled out of the War on March 29th, 1973. It is currently the second longest-lasting war in United States history.