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Carbondale in Jackson County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Vietnam War

 
 
Vietnam War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 26, 2020
1. Vietnam War Marker
Inscription.  In 1954 the army of the revolutionary government of North Viet Nam was on the verge of ending French colonial role in Viet Nam. Fearing the spread of Communism in SE Asia, the US eased the French out, set up a government in Saigon, and sent massive military aid to South Viet Nam. In 1965 the situation worsened, and US ground troops entered the war. They fought against the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) in the north and irregular forces (Viet Cong) in the south. The US strategy was heavy bombing and "search and destroy" missions, the enemy countered with the nearly successful Tet Offensive of 1968. US losses were heavy, and the war became increasingly unpopular at home. The US withdrew from Viet Nam in 1973. Saigon fell on May 1, 1975. US losses: 58, 168 KIA; 766 POW; 1,817 MIA.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Vietnam.
 
Location. 37° 43.63′ N, 89° 12.934′ W. Marker is in Carbondale, Illinois, in Jackson County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South Washington Street and East Main Street (Illinois Route 13). Marker
Vietnam War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 26, 2020
2. Vietnam War Marker
Marker with other war-related markers at Veterans Memorial Plaza
is located at Veterans Memorial Plaza. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8701 S Washington Street, Carbondale IL 62901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Korean War (here, next to this marker); Iraq Wars (here, next to this marker); World War II (here, next to this marker); World War I (here, next to this marker); Station #2 (a few steps from this marker); Station #3 (within shouting distance of this marker); Station #4 (within shouting distance of this marker); Station #1 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carbondale.
 
Veterans Memorial Plaza image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 26, 2020
3. Veterans Memorial Plaza
As seen from the intersection of East Main and Washington Streets
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 28, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 28 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 28, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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