Experience the Vietnam War's Impact IN Indiana
The Vietnam War was one of the longest conflicts in the history of the United States and has been one of the most divisive. The protracted military campaign led to the deaths of 60,000 American lives and no clear victory, and Hoosiers were amongst the heroes who fought in this bloody battle. About 1 in every 100 Hoosier soldiers would lose their lives in Vietnam, and these horrific probabilities were echoed across the states.
Among the Hoosiers that fought in Vietnam were the Indiana Rangers. Officially known as Company D, 151st Infantry, the Indiana Rangers were assigned reconnaissance and intelligence-gathering missions deep in enemy territory. While conducting these surveillance missions, they also engaged enemy patrols, conducted raids, and laid ambushes. The Indiana Rangers achieved 510 awards and medals for their service during the Vietnam War. According to the National Guard website, "The gallant record of Company D, 151st Infantry symbolizes the Army National Guard's performance in Vietnam."
Learn More about the Vietnam War IN Indiana
Multiple memorials throughout the state recount the lives lost and the bravery of our troops. With so much to explore, we made exploring easy with our map. Find your location and explore what is near you or plan a trip to see some of the amazing locations throughout Indiana.
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