Wednesday, April 29, 2009

April 29, 1975

I was reminded by Wikipedia that the evacuation of remaining American personnel (along with some South Vietnamese allies) preceding the fall of Saigon happened on the day I was born. This was the event that effectively marked, and certainly came to symbolize, the end of America's involvement in the Vietnam War. I found an amazing collection of photos and written accounts of what was called "Operation Frequent Wind" here and here.

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