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Kenner in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Vietnam War U.S. Marine Corps

 
 
Vietnam War U.S. Marine Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
April 2, 2016
1. Vietnam War U.S. Marine Corps Marker
Inscription. The U.S. Forces commenced combat operations in Vietnam on 4 Aug 1965. By the time the 27 Jan 1973 cease fire ended the war, 8,744,000 U.S. Military personnel had been called upon to serve in the armed forces, including 794,000 Marines. Military personnel actually serving in Vietnam totaled 2,100,000 with Marine Corps personnel accounting for 294,000 of that figure.

Proportionately, more Marines died in battle than any other service. This is attributed principally to the fact that Marines actively pursued the enemy by focusing on small unit counter-guerilla tactics with the aid of close air support.

Some of the bloodiest and most important battles of the war were fought and won by Marines: the siege of Khe Sanh, the house to house battle for Hue City and Phu Bai, and intense enemy engagements in Quang Tri province to include Dai-Do along the northern DMZ.

We proudly honor those who served in our beloved Corps in this country's time of need.

Donated by a deeply appreciative former Marine.
 
Erected 1997 by Patrick F. Taylor.
 
Location. 29° 59.427′ N, 90° 14.608′ W. Marker is in Kenner, Louisiana, in Jefferson Parish. Marker can be reached from Minor Street north of 18th.
Vietnam War U.S. Marine Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
April 2, 2016
2. Vietnam War U.S. Marine Corps Marker
Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located behind the Kenner City Government complex. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1803 Minor St, Kenner LA 70062, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gulf War United States Air Force (here, next to this marker); Korean War U.S. Navy Nurse Corps (here, next to this marker); World War II U.S. Navy Seaman (a few steps from this marker); Restored Navy A-4 Skyhawk (a few steps from this marker); World War I U.S. Army Doughboy (a few steps from this marker); United States Field Infantry World War II (a few steps from this marker); City Of Kenner Vietnam Moving Wall (within shouting distance of this marker); City of Kenner (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Kenner.
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, Vietnam
 
Veterans Memorial walkway image. Click for full size.
April 2, 2016
3. Veterans Memorial walkway
 
 
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