“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Andrews in Andrews County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Vietnam War

Andrews County Veterans Memorial

Vietnam War Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, May 10, 2020
1. Vietnam War Marker

"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price bear any burden, meet any hardship support any friend to assure the survival and success of freedom."
John F. Kennedy

Vietnam War
5 August 1964 - 7 May 1975
U.S. Presidents John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard M. Nixon

President Kennedy sent military equipment and advisors to South Vietnam in 1961 to assist in the curtailment of communism. The Green Berets, a special force, was expanded to help South Vietnamese civilians establish fortified camps along the mountains to stop infiltration by the enemy. The U.S. Congress passed the 1964 Tonkin Gulf Resolution after the North Vietnamese attacked the USS Maddox and the USS Turner Joy. President Johnson sent U.S. military forces to join the advisors in 1965, and a total of 27 million Americans served in South Vietnam. During the term of President Nixon, negotiations begun to reach a conclusion to the conflict, American troops began to return home by the middle of 1969.

Contingency Operations
Many people served our country

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during times of crisis, such operations included natural disasters as well as military involvement.

"It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed."
Theodore Roosevelt
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Vietnam. A significant historical date for this entry is May 7, 1975.
Location. 32° 19.033′ N, 102° 33.25′ W. Marker is in Andrews, Texas, in Andrews County. Memorial is on West Broadway Street, on the right when traveling west. The marker is on the grounds of the Andrews County Chamber of Commerce. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Andrews TX 79714, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American Civil War / Spanish American War (here, next to this marker); Andrews County Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); World War I (a few steps from this marker); World War II (a few steps from this marker); Korean War (a few steps from this marker); Fight Against Terrorism (a few steps from this marker); C.E. Carruth Bi-Centennial Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Settlers (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Andrews.
Also see . . .  The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. (Submitted on January 6, 2021.)

Vietnam War Marker reverse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, May 10, 2020
2. Vietnam War Marker reverse
Andrews County Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, May 10, 2020
3. Andrews County Veterans Memorial
The Vietnam War Marker is on the right in this large group of markers that make up the Andrews County Veterans Memorial.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 4, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 163 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 4, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 4, 2023