Kiem Do, a colonel in the South Vietnamese Navy, remembers the solemn flag-lowering ceremony aboard the U.S.S. Kirk after the fall of Saigon.
In 1975 Richard Armitage was a special forces advisor in Saigon.
Richard Armitage, Paul Jacobs and the U.S. Navy escorted the vessels of the Vietnamese Navy— filled with thousands of refugees—to the Philippines.
In 1975, Consul General Terry McNamara and Marine Consulate Guard Steve Hasty were in Can Tho, 78 miles southwest of Saigon.