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Remembering the end of the Vietnam War

On April 30th, Ho Chi Minh City, which was then called Saigon and was the capital of South Vietnam - was captured by communist troops from the North. Millions of Vietnamese were killed and tens of thousands of Americans lost their lives in the Vietnam War. The US has learned a lot of lessons from the Vietnam War. We’ll recall what it was like with an American who made it out and a South Vietnamese soldier who didn’t and lost everything. John Riordan, author of “They Are All My Family," the story of an assistant manager at Citibank in Saigon who smuggled out 106 Vietnamese in the last days of the Vietnam War, Nissa Rhee, author of the forthcoming book After the Apocalypse: A Journey of Hope and Healing in Vietnam, a book about American veterans who have returned to Vietnam and Dong Nguyen, head of the Vietnamese Veterans Association of Illinois, join us to mark the anniversary.

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