Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Bitter Memories: The Fall of Saigon (Part 1)

I have a special interest in the Vietnam war since my dad was an NCO stationed there several times. With Nixon no longer at the helm, it all seemed hopeless.  Gerald Ford was a horrible, horrible president.
As I learned later, North Vietnam was testing American resolve: would we keep our solemn pledge to counterstrike if the North Vietnamese violated the cease fire signed in Paris in 1973? The seizure of Phuoc Long was a gross violation. Yet we did nothing.

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