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After the shelling of Tan Son Nhut Airport by North Vietnamese troops, the U.S. Ambassador was left with only one evacuation option -- a heavy-lift helicopter evacuation. "Last Days in Vietnam" 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.
Executive Producer Mark Samels talks about "Last Days in Vietnam." Premiering 4/28 on PBS.
In April 1975, the North Vietnamese Army was closing in on Saigon. Premieres 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.
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.