The Vietnam War
Lindner Veterans Plaza
Following the French defeat at Dien Bien Phu in 1954, Vietnam was divided at the 17th parallel. The northern Democratic Republic of Vietnam was a communist regime, and the southern Republic of Vietnam was supported by the United States in order to stop the spread of communism. American financial and military support increased throughout the 1950s, and especially the early 1960s.
In 1964 the United States claimed that the North Vietnamese had attacked two U.S. destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin, and Congress gave President Lyndon B. Johnson the authority to “take all necessary measures.” U.S. troop levels reached more than 500,000 by 1968. American units engaged in brutal combat against communist rebels and North Vietnamese forces. American forces would remain in South Vietnam until 1973. In 1975 Saigon, the Republic of Vietnam’s capital, fell to the Viet Cong, and Vietnam was reunited under communist rule.
Over 58,000 Americans died in the conflict, and tens of thousands more suffered physical and emotional wounds. The Vietnam War was very decisive, thereby the American women and men who served in Vietnam never received
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Vietnam. A significant historical year for this entry is 1954.
Location. 39° 11.533′ N, 84° 24.202′ W. Marker is in Silverton, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Memorial is at the intersection of Montgomery Road (U.S. 22) and Parkview Lane, on the right when traveling east on Montgomery Road. The marker is at the Silverton Lindner Veterans Plaza. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7054 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati OH 45236, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Korean War (here, next to this marker); Spanish American War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Honor Roll (here, next to this marker); Deer Park (approx. one mile away); Pleasant Ridge - World War One Marker (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur (SNDdeN) / SNDdeN Educational Works (approx. 2.6 miles away); Blue Ash (approx. 2.7 miles away); Voorhees Town / Plan of the Town of Reading (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Silverton.
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