Tampa in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
America’s Secret War. The Salvadoran Civil War
(1979 - 1992)
— Hillsborough County Veterans Memorial Park —
National Liberation Front (FMLN) a coalition of five left-wing guerrilla groups. However this conflict evolved into a proxy war between the United States and the Communist elements of Nicaragua and Cuba. The United States was able to prevail by providing logistics support and 55 Military Trainers to support the expansion and reform of the El Salvadoran Security Forces. American casualties: 22 Combat Related Deaths, 15 Other Non-Combat Related Deaths, 37 Total Deaths.
SFC Gregory A. Frazier shown here instructing a Salvadoran soldier in marksmanship was later killed in an FMLN raid.
Massacre de Tenango y Guadalupe - A reminder of one of many massacres that occurred.
Mesa Grande refugee camp in Honduras 1987.
Erected by Hillsborough County.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Hispanic Americans • War, Cold • Wars, Non-US. A significant historical year for this entry is 1979.
Location. 27° 58.649′ N, 82° 21.676′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3602 N US Highway 301, Tampa FL 33619, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Operation Eagle Claw (April 24, 1980) (here, next to this marker); Operation Odyssey Dawn (here, next to this marker); Operation Frequent Wind (here, next to this marker); Gulf of Sidra incident (1981) (here, next to this marker); Operation Praying Mantis (here, next to this marker); Cambodian Campaign during mid-1970 (here, next to this marker); Invasion of Grenada 1983 (here, next to this marker); United States occupation of Haiti (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tampa.
Additional keywords. proxy wars
Credits. This page was last revised on May 13, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 24, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 89 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 24, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.