Last U.S. Marines to leave Saigon describe chaos of war’s end

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Last U.S. Marines to leave Saigon describe chaos of war’s end

Former U.S. Marines Master Gunnery Sgt. Juan Valdez of Oceanside, California, shows a photo of himself, rear center, sitting on the last helicopter leaving the U.S. Embassy in Saigon on April 30, 1975, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. On the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, 13 Marines returned to dedicate a plaque to their two fallen brothers at the site of the old embassy, which is now the U.S. Consulate.
Former Marine Sgt. Kevin Maloney of Hollywood, Florida, takes part in an unveiling ceremony of a plaque dedicated to his fallen comrades Cpl. Charles McMahon and Lance Cpl. Darwin Judge who were the last U.S. servicemen killed in the Vietnam War, at the U.S. Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on Thursday. On the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, a group of former U.S. Marines who were there on that day gathered at the site of the old U.S. Embassy, now the U.S. Consulate, for the ceremony for McMahon and Judge who were killed when their post near Tan Son Nhat Airport was hit by a rocket on April 29, 1975.

Last U.S. Marines to leave Saigon describe chaos of war’s end

Former U.S. Marines Master Gunnery Sgt. Juan Valdez of Oceanside, California, shows a photo of himself, rear center, sitting on the last helicopter leaving the U.S. Embassy in Saigon on April 30, 1975, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. On the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, 13 Marines returned to dedicate a plaque to their two fallen brothers at the site of the old embassy, which is now the U.S. Consulate.
Former Marine Sgt. Kevin Maloney of Hollywood, Florida, takes part in an unveiling ceremony of a plaque dedicated to his fallen comrades Cpl. Charles McMahon and Lance Cpl. Darwin Judge who were the last U.S. servicemen killed in the Vietnam War, at the U.S. Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on Thursday. On the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, a group of former U.S. Marines who were there on that day gathered at the site of the old U.S. Embassy, now the U.S. Consulate, for the ceremony for McMahon and Judge who were killed when their post near Tan Son Nhat Airport was hit by a rocket on April 29, 1975.
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