Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Final Message from the U.S. Embassy in Saigon

This is the final message from the U.S. Embassy in Saigon on April 29th, 1975. President Gerald Ford ordered the evacuation of American and Vietnamese embassy staff on April 28th, starting a 16-hour helicopter airlift from the roof of the embassy. LTC John Guilmartin, now a Professor of History at the Ohio State University, reportedly flew the last helicopter out.

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