“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Huntsville in Madison County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Vietnam War

Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial

Vietnam War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2013
1. Vietnam War Marker
Inscription. 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 personnel were serving in Southeast Asia, battling Viet Cong Guerillas and North Vietnamese Regulars.

Despite dwindling political and public support for the war, American 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 personnel 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
Erected 2011 by The Veterans Memorial Foundation.
Location. 34° 44.074′ N, 86° 35.309′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Monroe Street Northwest and Washington Street Northwest, on the left when traveling east on Monroe Street Northwest. Click for map. Located in Veterans Memorial Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Monroe Street Northwest, Huntsville AL 35801, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Korean War (a few steps from this marker); Persian Gulf War (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial Time Capsule (a few steps from this marker); World War II (a few steps from this marker); Global War on Terrorism (a few steps from this marker); World War I (a few steps from this marker); Commitment/Oath, Creed, And Code of Conduct (within shouting distance of this marker); I am an American Warrior (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Huntsville.
More about this marker. Memorials along the half circle wall behind fountain (right to left): WWI, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf, Global War on Terrorism, Freedom Necessities.
Also see . . .  Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial. (Submitted on January 21, 2014.)
Categories. War, Vietnam
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 426 times since then and 92 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of San Salvador, El Salvador. Photo   1. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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