Sunday, April 30, 2017

Fall of Saigon - 42 Years Ago

Forty years ago today, Saigon fell. It marked the end of the Vietnam War.



According to David Dao, leaving Vietnam after the fall of Saigon was not as terrifying as his experience on United Airlines.

The lawyer then went onto to describe how his client, who fled Vietnam at the end of the war, had told him he was more fearful on Sunday night than he was when Saigon fell in 1975.

'[David Dao] told me that he had left Vietnam in 1975 when Saigon fell and he was on a boat and he said he was terrified,' [Attorney Thomas] Demetrio said.

'He said that when they were dragging him down the aisle it was more horrifying than what he experience in leaving Vietnam.'
Apparently, Dr. Dao didn't realize that he could have cooperated with authorities and peacefully and without injury simply walked off the plane.

The fall of Saigon and the aftermath is NOT comparable to Dao's experience on that flight.


I wonder what Jane Fonda is doing to "celebrate" the anniversary.


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