Cold War - Dominican Republic, a War Memorial

Cold War - Dominican Republic, a War Memorial (HM1XC8)

Location: Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 Horry County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 40.048', W 78° 56.41'

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In 1961, Dominican Republic Dictator Raphael Trujillo was assassinated. In the following years, turmoil and conflict were the order of the day on the island. President John F. Kennedy made it clear that it was time for democracy in the Dominican Republic, and in early 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared his intention to avoid "another Cuba." After the United States Embassy was fired upon, President Johnson ordered the Marines and the 82nd Airborne Division into Santo Domingo, and the 353rd Tactical Fighter Squadron was deployed for support to Ramey Air Force Base in Puerto Rico. In 1965, United States troops invaded the Dominican Republic to steer the outcome of a civil war in Operation Powerpack, later to be joined by forces from other countries in an early example of a "coalition of the willing."By the early 1960s, all deployments requiring aerial refueling were conducted using Strategic Air Command KC-135 tankers. The KC-135 allowed the fighters to refuel at higher airspeeds and at higher altitude. The tanker also provided navigational assistance on long overseas flights.
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HM NumberHM1XC8
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, March 20th, 2017 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 690975 N 3727189
Decimal Degrees33.66746667, -78.94016667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 40.048', W 78° 56.41'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 40' 2.88" N, 78° 56' 24.6" W
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Area Code(s)803, 843
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 800-898 Hackler St, Myrtle Beach SC 29577, US
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