Former U.S. Embassy in Saigon and site of final helicopter evacuation in 1975

This former United States Embassy in Saigon, a multi-story building sided with reinforced white grillwork, was the site of the final U.S. helicopter evacuation at the end of the Vietnam War on April 30, 1975. Although many Vietnamese linked to the U.S. army initially entered the Embassy compound for evacuation, on the last day an order was given to airlift only Embassy documents and American citizens.

Vietnamese who had worked many years for the U.S. Embassy or military were refused the helicopter evacuation service, thereby leaving them in the hands of North Vietnamese troops who killed most of them for allying with the U.S. enemy during the war.

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