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Check Six: The Chaotic U.S. Withdrawal From Saigon

April 30, 2016

On April 30, 1975, North Vietnamese tanks rolled into the South Vietnamese capitol of Saigon, marking the end of a decades-long conflict that left millions dead.

With North Vietnamese troops approaching Saigon, now known as Ho Chi Minh, the U.S. scrambled to pull back its last personnel in the city. The photos below show frantic scenes as the U.S. attempted to evacuate thousands of government personnel, civilians and South Vietnamese residents.

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