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Paris in Lamar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Vietnam War

Nov. 1, 1955 - Apr. 30, 1975

 
 
Vietnam War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fledderman, January 1, 2019
1. Vietnam War Memorial
Inscription.  
Estimated totals
Killed: 58,315 Wounded: 153,303

The United States government viewed the Vietnam war as a way to prevent the spread of communism in South Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. At the peak of the war, 1969, there were more than 500,000 American soldiers involved. President Nixon ordered the withdrawal of American forces in 1973. In 1975, the last American troops withdrew from Vietnam.
 
Erected 2016 by Paris Disabled American Veterans.
 
Location. 33° 38.379′ N, 95° 31.398′ W. Marker is in Paris, Texas, in Lamar County. Memorial can be reached from South Collegiate Drive north of Jefferson Road (County Road 1507), on the right when traveling north. Located at the Red River Valley Veterans Memorial. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2025 South Collegiate Drive, Paris TX 75460, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Global War on Terror (here, next to this marker); Korean War (here, next to this marker); World War II European Theater
Red River Valley Veterans Memorial. image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fledderman, January 1, 2019
2. Red River Valley Veterans Memorial.
(a few steps from this marker); World War II Pacific Theater (a few steps from this marker); World War I (a few steps from this marker); American Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish-American War (within shouting distance of this marker); Texas Revolution (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paris.
 
Categories. War, Vietnam
 
Nearby Vietnam War panel of names on Ring of Honor. image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fledderman, January 1, 2019
3. Nearby Vietnam War panel of names on Ring of Honor.
Entrance to the Red River Valley Veterans Memorial. image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fledderman, January 1, 2019
4. Entrance to the Red River Valley Veterans Memorial.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 8, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 5, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 5, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   3. submitted on January 8, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   4. submitted on January 5, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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