About the Viet Nam Conflict

Inner fighting for control in Vietnam divided the country. The north’s goal was to make all of Vietnam under communist rule, the south fought to keep their democratic government.  Previous, America has sent military aid and helped at an election to prevent the spread of communist rule.
It was in March 1965; President Johnson decided to send America troops. Following the incident of the North Vietnamese firing upon two American ships, Johnson used his ‘authority’ to order ground troops to Vietnam, without declaring war.

Discovering locals weren’t trustworthy, secretly help the enemy and making booby traps, the soldiers became very frustrated. Fighting a jungle war, the danger of the dropped Agent Orange and out-numbered. They questioned, ‘why are we here?’

In America, pressure was rising, ‘bring them home.’

In 1969, Nixon withdrew some but expanded the war in neighboring countries which created more protests in America.

Peace talks began in Paris January 1969. Finally in 1973, a cease-fire was agreed upon. After the US troops were withdrawn in 1975, the south surrendered. 1976- Vietnam was united as a communist country.

This loss came from the lack of leadership and support, not our boys.

Information- 20th Century History

Listed Below are Veterens that Served in the Vietnam War:

Johnny W. Allen

Russell Anderson

Donald Andryscezky

Richard Barness
Army 1966-68

David B. Batker

Robert Baumel

Marlin Bavery

John Beasley

Theadore Belanus
Army 1968-1970

Ralph Benjamin

Theodore E. Benson
Marines 1963-1967

Michael S. Berry Sr.

Jerry L. Birchell
Navy 1968-1970

George R. Black

William Borgrude

Dennis W. Brown

Fredric A.  Brown
Army 1965-1969

James P. Brown
Air Guard 1964-1970

Jerry L. Brown
Navy 1966-1968

William A. Brown

Larry M. Bryant
Army 1966-1969

Philip D. Bryant

Steven C. Bryant
Army 1967-1969

John Burgum

George Byrne

Raymond Byrne

George E. Caya

James P. Carpenter

James Christensen

Russell B. Cichy
Navy/ Air Force 1966-1969

Kenneth L. Clayton

Leon Cloud

Daniel E. Cobb

Michael C. Condon

Donald S. Cook

Kent R. Cook
Army 1963-1965

Terry Dank

Terry A. Dauck

John H. Davis
Army 1965-1975

Rick L. Day

Ronnie G. Day
Marines 1963-1967

Larry Elmer

Joseph Endres

Mark W. Everson

Larry Farnsworth

Wendell Fenestermann

Charles Ferrell

Lee Ferrell

Warren Filstram
Navy 1961-1965

Wayne Filstram
Navy 1961-1965

Barney Flowers
Air Guard

John Franklin
Marines 1972-1975

Dennis E. George

Michael Guess

Gordon Haberman
Army 1971-1974

James Hale
Air Force

J. Hanouser
Army 1967-1968

Robert Hanson

Corey Hardy

Rodney Hardy

David Heffron

Ronald Heffron

Darrell Helly

James Henderson
Army 1966-1968

Stewart S. Henriksen

Mark J. Herrmann

James M. Hilgendorf

Harvey Holland
National Guard 1965-1967

Keith R. Hollis

Wayne H. Hook
Army 1966-1974

Jerry R. Horn

James Ihlenfeldt
Navy 1965-1969

Richard Ihlenfeldt

Mark Iverson
Air Force 1972-1972

Dennis Johnson

Douglas Johnson

Richard R. Juarez

Kenneth L. Kaether

Mayland Kannenberg

Gerald Kersten

Richard L. Kersten

Douglas Klagos

Leroy Kluever

Donald M. Knable

Robert F. Kocovsky

Robert L. Kovach

Herbert Kraff

James F. Kramer
Army 1968-1969

Ronnie K. Krause

Allen W. Kuel

John R. Lange

Oscar S. Larson

Steven Lawrence
Navy 1965-1999

Daniel A. Leonard

Robert Levin

Kevin Legler

Ivan L. Legler
Navy 1966-1967

Keith James Long
Army 1956-1962

Leo W. Long

Harold Loomis

George Loomis Jr.
Army 1967-1969

Robert Martinson

Timothy Martinson

Thomas Martinson

William Martinson

Roger McDermott

Charles Meister
Army 1961-1963

Dean R. Meister
Army 1964-1966

Marvin J. Meister

Charles E Meyer
Army 1965-1967

Robert F. Monson

David L. Morell
Navy 1973-1975

Roger Mueller

Patrick Mullarkey

Robert F. Munson

Martin Nolet

Gary Nye

Harry L. Nye

Terry Nye

Thomas C. Olson
Marines 1969-1971

Trygve D. Olsen Jr.
Army 1964-1966

David Pernot
Marine 1969-1971

Harvey W. Powers
Army 1964-1966

William Powers

Ron Powers

Joseph R. Pozilsi

Irvin N. Putney

Jack Putney

Rex Putney

Richard Reese

William L. Robbins

John Robson

Galen Rosseter

Alfred F. Russell
Army 1961-1963

David Sanner
Air Guard

Thomas D. Schuld

Dale Schulz

Renald G. Scoville

Ronald D. Scoville

Ronald D. Seekins

Richard Severson

Bernard L. Slater

Gordon J. Stapelmann

Gary Stephenson

Jodi L. Swanson

Arthur Thorton

Gerald Kerry Tilley
Army 1975

Jerry M. Tilley

Kendall L. Tilley

Perry M. Tilley

Rex Tilley
Marine 1973

Jimmie Trolinger

Dannie Trolinger

John Viney
Air Guard

Robert Wagner
Army Res. 1966-1972

Lyle D. Wanless
Army 1963-1969

Rodney Weaver
Army 1961-1965

Edward A. Webb
Navy 1965-1969

Daniel Weltzin

Jennifer Whitman

John M. Whitman

Albert Wilkening
Nat. Guard

Howard Williams

Richard D. Wilson

David P. Zander
Army 1966-1968

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