"One Helicopter at a Time"
Clip | 2m 12s
With so many South Vietnamese helicopters landing on the USS Kirk, the crew had no other option than to dump the helicopters overboard once they'd unloaded their passengers. "Last Days in Vietnam" airs April 28, 2015 on PBS American Experience.
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The USS Kirk escorted thousands of refugees to the Philippines. Premieres 4/28 on PBS.
South Vietnamese citizens arrive at the US Embassy, desperate to escape. Premieres 4/28
In April 1975, the US Ambassador was left with just one evacuation option. Premieres 4/28.
Col. Stuart Herrington helped evacuate his Vietnamese counterparts. Premieres 4/28 on PBS.
In 1975, Dam Pham was a South Vietnamese Army Officer Lieutenant.
In April 1975, the North Vietnamese Army was closing in on Saigon. Premieres 4/28 on PBS.
Executive Producer Mark Samels talks about "Last Days in Vietnam." Premiering 4/28 on PBS.
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.
Gerry Berry was a marine helicopter pilot during the fall of Saigon in 1975.