The fall of Saigon:
A North Vietnamese tank breaking through the gates of Independence Palace (now known as “Reunification Palace”) in Saigon, signifying the fall of South Vietnam and the end of the Vietnam War.
April 30, 1975 - 37 years ago today.
“Mobs of Vietnamese people scale the wall of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, Vietnam, trying to get to the helicopter pickup zone, just before the end of the Vietnam War on April 29, 1975.”
(AP Photo/Neal Ulevich)
The immediate aftermath of a bomb explosion outside the American embassy in Saigon, orchestrated by members of the Vietcong. In total, 22 people were killed and 183 more were wounded due to the attack.
Saigon, South Vietnam - March 30, 1965.
Members of the CIA on the roof of the American embassy in Saigon evacuating Vietnamese citizens on April 29, 1975.
Saigon would fall to Communist forces the next day.
The last Marines to leave Vietnam.
April 30, 1975 - Saigon, Vietnam
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