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"A Terrible Moral Dilemma"

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Col. Stuart Herrington recalls the struggle of members of the South Vietnamese Military in staying behind to fight while their families were evacuated. Last Days in Vietnam premieres April 28 on PBS American Experience.

Aired: 04/28/15

Rating: NR

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