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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.
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Col. Stuart Herrington helps a South Vietnamese family escape. Premieres April 28 on PBS.
Miki Nguyen recounts his family's daring escape from Vietnam. Premieres April 28 on PBS.
Executive Producer Mark Samels talks about "Last Days in Vietnam." Premiering 4/28 on PBS.
Gerry Berry was a marine helicopter pilot during the fall of Saigon in 1975.
In 1975, Dam Pham was a South Vietnamese Army Officer Lieutenant.
Col. Stuart Herrington helped evacuate his Vietnamese counterparts. Premieres 4/28 on PBS.
In April 1975, the US Ambassador was left with just one evacuation option. Premieres 4/28.
South Vietnamese citizens arrive at the US Embassy, desperate to escape. Premieres 4/28
The USS Kirk escorted thousands of refugees to the Philippines. Premieres 4/28 on PBS.
The flight deck of the USS Kirk could only fit one helicopter at a time. Premieres 4/28
In April 1975, chaos had descended on the US Embassy in Saigon. Airs April 28 on PBS.
Soldiers like Dam Pham were in peril when the North Vietnamese entered Saigon. Airs 4/28.
"Last Days in Vietnam" premieres April 28 at 9/8c on PBS American Experience.
Eleven U.S. Marines were stranded on the US Embassy roof. Premieres 4/28 on PBS