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40 years ago, Saigon was evacuated. The Vietnam war was over for America. Mr. Rory Kennedy’s documentary shows everyone who wants to see a view of the evacuation–the consequences of US policy & politics. Very little is said about what followed the American evacuation. I suppose everyone on Ricochet already knows: A slaughter of millions, […]

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Fall of Saigon, 40 Years On

 

640px-Saigon-hubert-van-esYesterday was the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon. I think the Ricochet community would benefit from hearing from any members who may have been in — or offshore of — South Vietnam at the time, whether serving in the American military, employed by other US government agencies, or struggling to escape the communists to begin a new life in the USA. Anyone, for that matter, who was around at the time who would like to talk about it.

I would be greatly appreciative of people’s thoughts on this.  It was clearly a very profound event in the lives of many. PBS is airing a new documentary on the commemoration called the “Last Days in Vietnam.

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