Near Stockton in Baldwin County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Baldwin County Vietnam War Memorial
This nation should never forget the more than 58,000 who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our country or the ones who were left behind.
"Not everyone who lost their life in Vietnam died there, not everyone who came home from Vietnam ever left there."
The Vietnam war was a long, costly conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies. Known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The war began in 1954 (though conflict in the region stretched back to the mid-1940's). More than 3 million people (including 58,000 Americans) were killed in the Vietnam war; more than half were Vietnamese civilians. By 1969, at the peak of U. S. involvement in the war, more than 500,000 U.S. military personnel were involved in the Vietnam conflict. Growing opposition to the war in the United States led to bitter divisions among Americans, both before and after President Richard Nixon ordered the withdrawal of U. S. Forces in 1973. In 1975, communist forces seized control of Saigon, ending the Vietnam war, and the country was unified as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam the following year.
Location. 30° 58.264′ N, 87° 52.15′ W. Marker is near Stockton, Alabama, in Baldwin County. Marker can be reached from Alabama Route 225, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located within Baldwin County Bicentennial Park about 1100 feet west of park entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 51233 AL-225, Stockton AL 36579, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. All Gave Some - Some Gave All (here, next to this marker); Baldwin County Korean War Monument (a few steps from this marker); Gen. Bernardo de Galvez (a few steps from this marker); Baldwin County World War II Memorial (a few steps from this marker); First Creek War (a few steps from this marker); The Society War of 1812 in the State of Alabama (a few steps from this marker); Baldwin County WWI Monument (a few steps from this marker); Sea Coast Mortar (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stockton.
Categories. • War, Vietnam •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 29, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 68 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 29, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.