Vietnam War

Vietnam War (HM1CRD)

Location: Huntsville, AL 35801 Madison County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 44.074', W 86° 35.309'

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Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial

What began as an effort to prevent a communist takeover of South Vietnam evolved into the most divisive war in American History since the Civil War? Starting with American Troops serving as advisors, the war escalated until over 500,000 United States service personal were serving in Southeast Asia. Battling Viet Cong Guerillas and North Vietnamese Regulars.

Despite dwindling political and public support for the war, America Troops fought bravely against a tough foe and never lost on the battlefield. By the late 1960s, American forces began to withdraw and the war was increasingly turned over to the South Vietnamese. Only after the complete departure of U.S. troops in 1973 and drastic cuts in military support to the south were communist forces able to achieve victory in April 1975. Over 350,000 American Military Personal were killed or wounded.

Courage * Sacrifice * Duty

Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia
12 May 1959 - 30 August 1975

Acton, Marion Franklin · Andrews, Howard Rivers Jr. · Ausborn, Donald Eugene · Ayers, Lesley Steven · Bason, William Alfred II · Brown, James Phillip · Burch, Kenneth E. · Carnell, Archie D. · Chandler, Larry Delynn · Clark, Larry Gene · Cline, Donald Leo · Coleman, Charles E. · Cooper, Jeffrey Lance · Downs, James Larry · Downs, Vernon Leroy Jr. · Garth, Raymond · Hall, Lavle Jimmy · Hankins, Joel Richard · Hicks, Prentice Wayne · Hives, Lloyd A. · Huff, James Edmond · Hughes, Gordon K. · James, Raymon Horace Jr. · Kiger, James Anthony · Kuhse, Michael Darrell · Lewter, Stanley Reed · Magnusson, Fred Wayne · Mallory, David Allen · Matthews, Charles Toney · Matthews, Robert L. · Meeds, Herbert Lynn · Moore, Manuel · Moore, Roy Lee · Morganflash, Robert Lee · Nelson, Robert Thomas · Perry, James A. · Phillips, Elbert Austin · Raiford, Mark Phillip · Rice, Robert Ivan · Sheffield, Anthony D. · Shelton, Charles Howard · Sisk, Harry Duncan · Smith, Ronnie Wayne · Smith, Samuel Thomas Jr. · Spiece, Robert E. · Stewart, Sam William · Taylor, Charles Stockton · Varney, Willie R. · Walbridge, George Wilcox · Wallace, William Lewis · Wells, Benjamin Garth · White, Robert W. · Williams, Donald Lee · Williams, Paul Edward · Wood, Larry David · Woods, Jerry Otis
Year Placed2011
Placed ByThe Veterans Memorial Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 3:53pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 537672 N 3843685
Decimal Degrees34.73456667, -86.58848333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 44.074', W 86° 35.309'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 44' 4.44" N, 86° 35' 18.54" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 230 Patriots Walkway, Huntsville AL 35801, US
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