1954-1975The Vietnam War began when Vietnamese nationalists ended one hundred years of colonial rule by forcing the French out of the country. The 1954 Geneva Peace Accords divided the country into North and South Vietnam to separate the opposing groups seeking control to the government. In 1961, President John Kennedy's administration began sending advisers into South Vietnam to train and arm the local population to halt the advance of the Communist forces of the north. The war escalated under President Lyndon Johnson and President Richard Nixon, with major battles in the late 1960s, and early 1970s. The war also spread to the neighboring countries of Laos and Cambodia. In January 1973, the Paris Peace Agreement brought an end to American involvement in the war. Fighting continued among the Vietnamese and South Vietnam fell to Communist forces in 1975. More than 58,000 Americans were killed in Vietnam, including 14 men from Sanford.
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|Date Added||Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 6:41pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17R E 473839 N 3187548|
|Decimal Degrees||28.81526667, -81.26811667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 28° 48.916', W 81° 16.087'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||28° 48' 54.96" N, 81° 16' 5.22" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 110 W Seminole Blvd, Sanford FL 32771, US|
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