Still Fighting After 40 Years
by Mike Tobias, Senior Producer/Reporter, NET News
April 27, 2015 - 6:45am
This week marks the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon. An Omaha man and former South Vietnamese officer has continued fighting for his country long after the North Vietnamese communist forces took control.
Apr 25, 2015
In April 1975, the Pentagon assigned Richard Armitage to remove or destroy South Vietnamese naval equipment to prevent it from falling into the hands of the enemy. After rendezvousing at Con Son Island, he saw the remnants of the South Vietnamese fleet crammed with thousands of refugees trying to escape Vietnam. "Last Days in Vietnam" premieres April 28 at 9/8c on PBS American Experience.
"Chaos Had Descended"
Mar 13, 2015
When news got out that the Americans were leaving Saigon, thousands of South Vietnamese descended upon the U.S. Embassy, desperate for a chance to get out before the North Vietnamese arrived. "Last Days in Vietnam" premieres April 28 on PBS American Experience.
"I Had Lost My Beloved Country"
Sep 30, 2014
Kiem Do, a colonel in the South Vietnamese Navy, remembers the solemn flag-lowering ceremony aboard the U.S.S. Kirk after the fall of Saigon.
"Last Days in Vietnam" airs April 28, 2015 on PBS American Experience.