The Vietnam War was an undeclared war in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and South Vietnam. North Vietnam was supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies; South Vietnam was supported by the United States, South Korea, the Philippines, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. It lasted some 19 years, with direct US involvement ending in 1973 following the Paris Peace Accords, and included the Laotian Civil War and the Cambodian Civil War. Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia all became communist states in 1975 as a result of the war.
March Ho Chi Minh declared all out war in order to unite Vietnam under one rule.
December US military advisors begin to take a direct role in the war.
August -The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution is passed by the US Congress after two US destroyers were attacked by the North Vietnamese. This allowed US troops to use armed force in the area.
January 30 - North Vietnam launches the Tet Offensive attacking around 100 cities in Southern Vietnam.
July President Nixon begins the withdrawal of US troops.
March The North Vietnamese attack across the border in the Easter Offensive.
January 27 - Ceasefire agreement is reached between US and North Vietnam; US POWS begin to return home.
March 29 - Last US combat troops leave South Vietnam.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Vietnam. A significant historical year for this entry is 1955.
Location. 41° 31.127′ N, 83° 48.232′ W. Marker is in Whitehouse, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker is on Providence Street (Ohio Route 64), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Whitehouse OH 43571, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gulf Wars & Afghanistan War (here, next to this marker); World War II (here, next to this marker); Other Military Operations (here, next to this marker); Korean War (here, next to this marker); World War I (here, next to this marker); Whitehouse Veterans Memorial Park
Credits. This page was last revised on May 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 8, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 114 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 8, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.