“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Spencerville in Allen County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Vietnam War

1964 - 1973

— Served Worldwide 8,744,000 / Served in SE Asia 3,403,000 / Killed 58,198 / Wounded 153,303 —

Vietnam War Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, May 18, 2019
1. Vietnam War Marker
Inscription.  After the defeat of french colonial forces at the hand of the Viet Mihn in 1954, Vietnam was divided into 2 nations: Communist North Vietnam and Non-Communist South Vietnam. The United States became involved in Vietnam because it believed if all of Vietnam fell under a communist government, communism would spread throughout southeast Asia. This belief was called the "domino theory". By 1961, U.S. military personnel were devising and assisting the South Vietnamese army. By 1965, under the United Nations banner the United States military was actively engaged in the fighting. In 1973, a cease fire was signed in Paris and the United States ended active military participation. The cease-fire ended in 1975 when North Vietnam invaded South Vietnam creating a Vietnam under communist rule.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Vietnam. A significant historical year for this entry is 1954.
Location. 40° 42.709′ N, 84° 21.218′ W. Marker is in Spencerville, Ohio, in Allen County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (Ohio Route 117) and West 6th Street, on the right when
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traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spencerville OH 45887, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. War On Terror (here, next to this marker); Korean War (here, next to this marker); Spencerville Schools Veterans Memorial Bench (here, next to this marker); World War II (here, next to this marker); Spencerville Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); John Eutsler (here, next to this marker); World War I (a few steps from this marker); Spanish-American War (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spencerville.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 9, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 137 times since then and 2 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on February 9, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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