"Like Something Out of Exodus"
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Richard Armitage and the U.S. Navy escorted the seaworthy vessels of the Vietnamese Navy -- all crammed with thousands of refugees -- from Con Son Island to the Philippines. "Last Days in Vietnam" premieres April 28, 2015 on PBS American Experience.
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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.
Gerry Berry was a marine helicopter pilot during the fall of Saigon in 1975.
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.
Miki Nguyen recounts his family's daring escape from Vietnam. Premieres April 28 on PBS.
Col. Stuart Herrington helps a South Vietnamese family escape. Premieres April 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.