Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
Plaza Patriótica a los Caídos de Abril
Patriotic Plaza Dedicated to those that Fell in April
a los héroes y mártires de la Guerra Patria de 1965
Gobierno Constitucional Dr. Fernández Reyna
to the heros and martyrs of the War of 1965
Constitutional Government of Dr. Fernández Reyna
Erected 2010 by Comisión Permanente de Efemérides Patrias.
Location. 18° 28.241′ N, 69° 53.56′ W. Marker is in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional. Touch for map. This memorial is in a small triangle formed by Avenida Independencia and Calle Mariano Cesteros. Marker is in this post office area: Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional 10209, Dominican Republic.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Francisco del Rosario Sánchez (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); President Coronel Francisco Alberto Caamaño (about 180 meters away); La Trinitaria Secret Society The Church of Our Lady of Carmen (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Chapel of the San Andrés Hospital (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Chapel of the Hospital of Saint Lazarus (approx. half a kilometer away); The Church and Convent of Regina Angelorum (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); The St. Thomas Aquinas Academy (approx. 0.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santo Domingo.
Regarding Plaza Patriótica a los Caídos de Abril. The Dominican Civil War occurred from April 24 to September 3, 1965, in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic. It started when civilian and military supporters of the constitutionally elected former president Juan Bosch, overthrew the acting President Donald Reid Cabral. This prompted General Elías Wessin y Wessin to organize elements of the military loyal to acting President Reid (Loyalists), initiating an armed campaign against the Constitutionalist rebels. Allegations of foreign support for the Constitutionalists led to an American intervention into the conflict, which later transformed into a Organization of
More than 23,000 U.S. troops landed in Santo Domingo, the Dominican capital, to stop what it believed was a communist insurgency there. The action was heavily criticized because President Johnson was seen to have exaggerated the threat of outside communists in what was a civil conflict. When violence erupted in Santo Domingo, hundreds of U.S. paratroopers landed quickly to protect foreigners. A few days later, tens of thousands more joined them. Although that unmatchable firepower put a stop to any resistance that might have caused U.S. casualties, it also separated the warring Dominican factions and probably ultimately saved Dominican lives.
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