Japanese troops re-armed by Allies to put down Nationalist revolt...an early phase of our ride on this slippery slope.

Lt. Colonel A. Peter Dewey an OSS Officer was killed by Annamese (Vietnamese) Nationalists September 26, 1945.  He is the first US Military death in the Vietnam war, but strangely is not on the Vietnam Memorial.  See the article from Arlington that I link to at left.