35 Years Later: Fall Of Saigon
What role did the USS Midway play in the evacuation of U.S. and Vietnamese refugees who were fleeing Saigon during the final days of the Vietnam War? We speak to local historians about Operation Frequent Wind, the end of the Vietnam War, and other historical events that the USS Midway took part in.
Vietnamese-American and UCSD Professor Kimloan Hill talks about her experience in Saigon at the close of the Vietnam War.
From April to October, 1975, Camp Pendleton created an entire city of tents and quonset huts, accepting, housing, feeding and clothing over 50,000 refugees from Vietnam and other Southeast Asian countries. Most arrived here with nothing and did not speak English. After five months, they were dispersed to volunteer families and churches throughout Southern California.
Remembering the refugees who came to San Diego from Vietnam 35 years ago following the fall of Saigon.