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35 Years Later: Fall Of Saigon

Reunited On The USS Midway

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Vietnamese Refugee And Navy Veteran Reunite On The USS Midway

April 29, 2010 | By Sharon Heilbrunn

Vietnamese Refugee And Navy Veteran Reunite On The USS Midway

Vietnamese-American Dzung Le and USS Midway air boss Vern Jumper recall their bitter-sweet memories of the chaotic evacuation of people from Saigon as South Vietnam fell to North Vietnam 35 years ago.

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Local Connections To Fall Of Saigon

Last week, we introduced you to Dzung Le, a Vietnamese refugee who was evacuated to the USS Midway during the Fall of Saigon. In 35 years, he has never returned to the ship. Today, Le meets with retired Commander Vern Jumper, who was air boss on the Midway, during Le's rescue.

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USS Midway Veterans Recall Fall of Saigon

April 29, 2010 | By Maureen Cavanaugh, Natalie Walsh

USS Midway Veterans Recall Fall of Saigon

Retired USS Midway Naval Commander Lawrence Chambers and Air Boss Vern Jumper recall the chaotic days aboard the aircraft carrier as they carried out Operation Frequent Wind at the end of the Vietnam War, in which more than 3,000 Vietnamese were evacuated from Saigon 35 years ago this month.

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Fall of Saigon Bittersweet For Vietnamese Refugee

April 29, 2010 | By Maureen Cavanaugh, Natalie Walsh

Fall of Saigon Bittersweet For Vietnamese Refugee

Vietnamese-American Dzung Le talks about his evacuation from Saigon to the USS Midway 35 years ago as South Vietnam fell to North Vietnam.

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