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.

Background Information
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

Surname, Given Name
Blasko, James Dee
Bloyer, Sheldon Eugene
Brown, Joel Kenton
Bruce, Daniel Dean
Clay, Edward Roger
Cooper, Howard Kenneth
Dills, Ronald Eugene
Drazer, Thomas Stephen
Francis, Terrance Dean J.
Garrison, Noel Keith
Gibson, Lawrence Edward
Gore, Freddy Ray
Grcich, Nick Jim
Hall, Robert Joseph
Halley, Wilson Fitzgerald
Harkins, Edison Amos
Lee, William
Long, Lorin Elwood
Manning, Thomas R.
Mausen, Stephen Gregory
McGarvey, James Maurice
McKinney, Robert Dale
Miles, Glenn Edward
Nash, George Alfred
Rippe, Larry Allan
Roseberry, Roger Duane
Strange, Paul Robert Mack
Taylor, Mark Randall
Trampski, Donald Joseph
Venekamp, Phillip Robert
Wilson, Donald Charles

Information prepared by Steven R. Shook


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