Andrews County Veterans Memorial
"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
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.
Many people served our country
"It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed."
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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 4, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 4, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.