American ExperienceLast Days in Vietnam, Chapter 1 Clip | 7m 27s In 1973, U.S. troops had begun to withdraw from Vietnam after the signing of the Paris Peace Accords. Thousands of Americans remained in the country, and several had Vietnamese girlfriends, wives and families. In April of 1975, the North Vietnamese Army began to close in on Saigon, and South Vietnamese resistance was crumbling. Premieres April 28 on PBS American Experience. Aired: 04/28/15 Rating: NR checkmarkAdd to WatchlistProblems Playing Video?Report a ProblemClosed CaptioningShare:Share this video on FacebookFacebookShare this video on TwitterTwitterShare this video on Google PlusGoogleShare this video via EmailE-mailEmbedEmbed Code for this videoEmbed CodeAmerican ExperienceLast Days in Vietnam, Chapter 1Width in pixels px Height in pixels px Copied to your clipboardUnable to copyLabelCopy to ClipboardClick to copy embed code for videoCloseCloseReport a ProblemBefore you submit an error, please consult our Troubleshooting Guide.Type of ErrorVideo doesn't loadVideo loads, but doesn't playVideo jumps back/forwardOnly audio is streamingSponsorship playback errorOtherPlease add more detailsCancelSubmit ReportYour report has been successfully submitted. Thank you for helping us improve PBS Video.CloseCloseClose Learn More Down The South Vietnamese Officer's Story In 1975, Dam Pham was a South Vietnamese Army Officer Lieutenant. The Pilot's Story Gerry Berry was a marine helicopter pilot during the fall of Saigon in 1975. Why We Made Last Days in Vietnam Executive Producer Mark Samels talks about "Last Days in Vietnam." Premiering 4/28 on PBS. "We Jumped Out" Miki Nguyen recounts his family's daring escape from Vietnam. Premieres April 28 on PBS. "A Terrible Moral Dilemma" Col. Stuart Herrington helps a South Vietnamese family escape. Premieres April 28 on PBS. Last Days in Vietnam Extended Preview The heroic efforts to help evacuate 135,000 South Vietnamese during the fall of Saigon. "I Had Lost Everything" After fleeing Saigon, the South Vietnamese Navy holds a solemn flag-lowering ceremony.