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"American Experience: Last Days of Vietnam" on April 23

Posted Mar 30th, 2015 by Rose Mills  Category: Education

 

On Thursday, April 23rd at 10:30 a.m., WGTE and Way Library will present a screener of “American Experience: Last Days of Vietnam”. During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, as the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon, the South Vietnamese resistance crumbled. The United States had only a skeleton crew of diplomats and military operatives still in the country. With a Communist victory inevitable and the U.S. readying to withdraw, many Americans on the ground worried their South Vietnamese allies and friends faced imprisonment or death at the hands of the approaching North Vietnamese. With the clock ticking and the city under fire, a number of heroic Americans took matters into their own hands, engaging in unsanctioned and often makeshift operations in a desperate effort to save as many South Vietnamese as possible. A discussion will follow the screening.

This program is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served.

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