"I was on the plane that crashed"

Devaki Ananda Murch and Thoa Nguyen

Devaki Ananda Murch and Thoa  Nguyen

This page features the raw, unedited interview.

In April of 1975, with the collapse of South Vietnam seemingly inevitable, U.S. President Gerald Ford announced Operation Babylift, an initiative to evacuate more than 3,000 infants and children from Saigon. Here, Devaki Ananda Murch shares her personal connection to the evacuation effort with another Vietnamese refugee, Thoa Nguyen, who left Saigon with her family when she was 11 years old.

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