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Paraje in Cibola County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Battle of Khe Sanh Vietnam, 1968

“Home Was Where You Dug it”

 

—Eternally Bonded —

 
The Battle of Khe Sanh Vietnam, 1968 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chris English, November 11, 2013
1. The Battle of Khe Sanh Vietnam, 1968 Marker
Inscription.
(Side A:)
The Battle of Khe Sanh claimed the lives of 2,097 United States servicemen. This historic marker is dedicated to honor and preserve the memory of New Mexico Servicemen who were killed in action or later died of their wounds. The Khe Sanh Vietnam Veterans will forever live in each others' hearts

(Side B:)
These Servicement from New Mexico Were Killed in Action at Khe Sanh
Cpl. Charles C. Aguirre, USMC, February 24, 1968, Silver City • Capt. Edmund D. Bilbrey, USA, March 11, 1971, Albuquerque • Cpl. James L. Foster, USMC, May 19, 1968, Roswell • S. Sgt. Robert L. Graham, USA, June 18, 1969, Roswell • Cpl. David C. Grijalva, USMC April 27, 1967, Santa Rita • L/Cpl. John A. LeCompte, USMC, July 01, 1968, Albuquerque • Pfc. Stephen Orosco, USMC, June 18, 1969, Tularosa • Cpl. Bobby A. Taylor, USMC, February 3, 1968, Silver City • HM-3 Ronald D. Whitlow, USN, August 6, 1968, Albuquerque
 
Location. 35° 3.08′ N, 107° 30.773′ W. Marker is in Paraje, New Mexico, in Cibola County. Marker is on Old Route 66 (State Road 124 at milepost 17), half a mile east of Offramp 107 (Interstate 40). Touch for map. Offramp 107 is at the I-40 Khe Sanh Bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Casa Blanca NM 87007, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
These Servicement from New Mexico Were Killed in Action at Khe Sanh image. Click for full size.
By Chris English, November 11, 2013
2. These Servicement from New Mexico Were Killed in Action at Khe Sanh
At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pueblo of Laguna (approx. 2.8 miles away); Pueblo of Ácoma (approx. 2.8 miles away); Old Acoma "Sky City" (approx. 3 miles away); a different marker also named Pueblo of Laguna (approx. 7.5 miles away); a different marker also named Pueblo of Laguna (approx. 7.5 miles away); San José De La Laguna Mission (approx. 7.5 miles away); a different marker also named San José De La Laguna Mission (approx. 7.6 miles away); Susie Rayos Marmon - Ga-wa goo maa (Early Riser) (approx. 7.6 miles away).
 
Additional comments.
1. Khe Sanh Bridge and Khe Sanh Historical Marker
I am a Survivor of the Khe Sanh Siege and live in the red and white house just due north of the bridge on top of the hill surrounded by a box canyon. I was instrumental in contacting Ms. Delaney Baros and Mr. Johnny Gallegos, both of whom worked for the New Mexico State Highway Dept. in Milan,NM. We worked together in an effort to get both the Khe Sanh Bridge and the Khe Sanh Historical Marker established. We never took the credit, but as age is catching up, I had to confess. My two grandchildren and I were high above on the mesa overlooking the construction of the new overpass, when the thought of naming this bridge overtook me. I wanted
View E, The Battle of Khe Sanh Vietnam, 1968 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chris English, November 11, 2013
3. View E, The Battle of Khe Sanh Vietnam, 1968 Marker
to dedicate it to the many who paid the ultimate price. I also wanted to keep the spirits, memories and stories of the many who served at Khe Sanh. I say this to help with my own PTSB of which I am a 100% disabled. Someday I hope, before I die, that the two state markers become National Markers. Someday I hope to see a flag flying high at the sites. SEMPER FI Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted June 4, 2014, by Harold Edward Lockwood of Seama Village, New Mexico.

 
Categories. War, Vietnam
 
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By Chris English, November 11, 2013
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The Battle of Khe Sanh Memorial Overpass image. Click for full size.
By Chris English, March 18, 2014
5. The Battle of Khe Sanh Memorial Overpass
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2013, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,203 times since then and 162 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 12, 2013, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.   5. submitted on April 2, 2014, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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