While Americans and South Vietnamese
were fighting around the race track, wiping out the last of the attackers, he wanted me to understand Tet was a victory for the U.
gave the green light for a group of politically ambitious South Vietnamese
army generals to overthrow Diem and his corrupt government.
Only the South Vietnamese
1st Division and a single U.
As the rains abated, infiltration increased and the number of air strikes multiplied, concentrating on the part of Steel Tiger closest to the South Vietnamese
border, a region called Tiger Hound.
Some 58,000 Americans were killed in the war along with up to 250,000 South Vietnamese
allies and an estimated 3 million communist fighters and civilians.
In January 1975, as North Vietnam advanced south in violation of a Paris peace treaty, Congress rejected President Gerald Ford's $300 million request to help the South Vietnamese
But in those precious last days before the South Vietnamese
surrendered, Operation Frequent Wind evacuated not only the remaining Americans, but tens of thousands of Vietnamese as well.
About a quarter of a million South Vietnamese
soldiers died during the war, according to U.
In April 1975, at the end of the Vietnam War, the crew of the USS Kirk participated in Operation Frequent Wind, a humanitarian mission to transport South Vietnamese
civilians at the fall of Saigon.
Richard Nixon had convinced the South Vietnamese
delegates that they would get a better peace deal under his presidency.
Little Bird Dog is a small Cessna airplane that helped to rescue South Vietnamese
people for safety and deportation when the American Forces left Southeast Asia.
During the Vietnam War, the city of Da Nang was home to a huge military base used by South Vietnamese
and American soldiers.
Washington, June 1 ( ANI ): It has been 40 years since the Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph was taken during the Vietnam War on June 8, 1972, depicting crying children, including a nine-year-old girl running naked on a road, after being severely burned on her back by a South Vietnamese
Canada: The designation of a neighborhood in westernmost Canada as "Little Saigon" was meant to revitalize a few seedy city blocks, but has instead inflamed old North and South Vietnamese
The Lucky Few" documents the historic rescue of thousands of South Vietnamese
refugees at the close of the Vietnam War.