Vietnam (HM1SFP)

Location: Geneva, IL 60134 Kane County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 52.774', W 88° 18.561'

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(1964-1975 U.S. Involvement)

Major Campaigns and Deaths

Tet Offensive 1/68-2/68) 2,500
Vietcong Offensive (2/69) 1,140
Operation Rolling Thunder (2/65-11/68) 818
Battle of Khe Sahn (1/68-4/68) 730
Battle of Dak To (11/67) 285
Operation Junction City (2/67-5/67) 282
Battle of Ia Drang Valley (11/65) 155
Operation Attleboro (9/66-11/66) 150
Battle of Que Son Valley (9/67) 114
Operation Kingfisher (7/67-10/67) 80
Battle of Firebase Ripcord (7/70) 74
Operation Cedar Falls (1/67) 72
Hamburger Hill (5/69) 56
Operation Starlite (8/65) 45
Military Service Personnel

Participants 3,403,000
In Theater Deaths 58,200
Deaths in Service 32,000
Wounded in Service 153,303
Missing in Action 1,870
Illinois Deaths 2,930
Illinois Missing in Action 75
Kane County Deaths 53
Kane County Facts
One (1) Missing in Action

War Facts

1964 - U.S. Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, authorizing the President to use armed force in Southeast Asia. The U.S. did not declare war.
1965 - President Johnson sent a Marine brigade to Danang, the first U.S. ground troops in the war.
1968 - The Paris Peace Talks opened.
1969 - U.S. Forces reached a peak of more than 543,000 troops.
1969 - The U.S. Selective Service began a Draft lottery.
1970 - U.S. Congress voted to repeal the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.
1973 - The Paris Peace Accord (cease fire) was signed by the United States, South Vietnam, North Vietnam and the Vietcong.
1973 - The last American ground troops left Vietnam.
1975 - Saigon fell and was renamed Ho Chi Minh City
Volunteers accounted for over 70% of combat deaths. Their average age was 19.
Vietnam cost the U.S. nearly 150 billion over two decades.
Vietnam estimated their casualties a 3 million soldiers and civilians (1/3 from the North and 2/3 from the South).
The war ended in a stalemate.
Depicted on Relief

Fully armed U.S. soldier wading through a rice paddy.
Chinook helicopter airlifting a 105 howitzer artillery piece and supplies.
Medevac UH-1V Huey helicopter at a temporary evac hospital with nurses attending the wounded.
"The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten."
President Calvin Coolidge
Year Placed2004
Placed ByKane County Officials and Concerned Citizens and Organizations
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, May 29th, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 391357 N 4637233
Decimal Degrees41.87956667, -88.30935000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 52.774', W 88° 18.561'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 52' 46.44" N, 88° 18' 33.66" W
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Area Code(s)630, 847, 331
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Kane County, Geneva IL 60134, US
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