Porter County in the Vietnam WarCasualties of the Vietnam War from Porter County . . . .
The following information concerning Porter County
residents who died while serving in the military during the Vietnam War was obtained from the following source:
Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Record Group 330. National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.
The Vietnam War, which began as a military conflict between Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia in 1959, involved the United States with combat units in 1965. America entered the war, in large measure, to prevent the communist takeover of South Vietnam, which was a component of America's containment strategy to either stop or temper the spread of communism. The United States' involvement in the war reached its peak in 1968 during the Tet Offensive. A peace treaty was signed in June 1973, but fighting continued until the United States ceased operations in Vietnam in April 1975. Total fatalities resulting from the war included between 3 to 4 million Vietnamese, 1.5 million Laotians and Cambodians, and 58,159 United States soldiers. Below is presented a list of Porter County citizens that perished while serving in the Vietnam War. Please note that it is highly likely that this casualty list in incomplete.
Porter County Vietnam War Casualties
Information prepared by Steven R. Shook