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VIRTUAL TALK: “Honorable Exit” with Thurston Clarke
July 9, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pmFREE
How a Few Brave Americans Risked All to Save Our Vietnamese Allies at the End of the War
Please Note Special Start Time 3:00 pm
The iconic photograph of the Fall of Saigon shows desperate Vietnamese scrambling to board a helicopter evacuating the last American personnel from Vietnam. It is an image of U.S. failure and shame. Or is it? This groundbreaking revisionist history reveals the less-known acts of American heroism that saved more than one-hundred-thousand South Vietnamese from communist revenge. During those final days, scores of Americans–diplomats, businessmen, soldiers, missionaries, contractors, and spies–risked their lives to help their current and former translators, drivers, colleagues, neighbors, friends–and even perfect strangers escape execution or years in a concentration camp. By the time the last U.S. helicopter left Vietnam on April 30, 1975, these righteous Americans had helped to spirit 130,000 South Vietnamese to U.S. bases in Guam and the Philippines. From there, the evacuees were resettled in the United States and became American citizens. Honorable Exit is a deeply moving history of Americans at their finest hour.
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