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Bella Vista in Benton County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Vietnam

 
 
Vietnam Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2015
1. Vietnam Marker
Inscription.

The 1954 Geneva Accords temporarily divided Vietnam into Communist-controlled North Vietnam and nationalist-controlled South Vietnam. Three years later South Vietnamese Communists, called Vietcong, began rebelling. To try to halt the spread of Communism, America sent military advisors to Vietnam. In 1964, Congress passed the Tonkin Gulf Resolution which granted the President the power to escalate American military involvement. In 1965, massive bombing of North Vietnam began and the first U.S. combat troops arrived in Vietnam. Despite the escalation, the war became bogged down in a stalemate. The Tet offensive in 1968 stunned Americans as coordinated attacks by the Vietcong and North Vietnamese regulars swept South Vietnam. Opposition to the war strengthened and in 1973, the United States signed a peace agreement and began withdrawing its forces from Vietnam.

Deaths: 58,204
Wounds: 153,303

[Image caption] Rangers: Vietnam

[Map] "A Tragic Conflict in Southeast Asia"


 
Erected 2012 by the Veterans Council of Northwest Arkansas and Many Concerned Citizens and Organizations.
 
Location. 36° 26.012′ N, 94° 13.799′ W. Marker is in Bella Vista, Arkansas, in Benton County. Touch for map
Vietnam Map Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2015
2. Vietnam Map Marker
. Marker is at the Veterans Wall of Honor. Marker is at or near this postal address: 103 Veterans Way, Bella Vista AR 72714, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cold War (here, next to this marker); Korea (here, next to this marker); Persian Gulf War (here, next to this marker); War on Terrorism (here, next to this marker); The War in Afghanistan (here, next to this marker); Operation Iraqi Freedom (here, next to this marker); Victory in the Pacific (here, next to this marker); Veterans Wall of Honor (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bella Vista.
 
Also see . . .
1. Vietnam War. (Submitted on January 15, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Vietnam War. (Submitted on January 15, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Battlefield Vietnam (PBS). (Submitted on January 15, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Research in Vietnam War Records at NARA. (Submitted on January 15, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Vietnam Veterans Memorial (National Park Service). (Submitted on January 15, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
6. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Searchable Database
Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR
. (Submitted on January 15, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
7. Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR. (Submitted on January 15, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, Vietnam
 
Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 411 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 15, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on December 11, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on November 20, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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