Last Days in Vietnam, Chapter 1
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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.
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The heroic efforts to help evacuate 135,000 South Vietnamese during the fall of Saigon.
After fleeing Saigon, the South Vietnamese Navy holds a solemn flag-lowering ceremony.
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.