Gatherings in Vietnam to mark 40 years since the Fall of Saigon

The city once known as Saigon was festooned in red banners that read ‘Long Live the Glorious Party of Vietnam,’ 40 years after communist forces seized control of the country.

The US walked away from a divisive and bloody war in which some 58,000 Americans were killed, along with up to 250,000 South Vietnamese allies and an estimated 3 million communist fighters and civilians.

Thousands of Vietnamese, including war veterans in uniform, lined up to watch soldiers and traditional performers parade through the streets of what is now Ho Chi Minh City…

More pix at the link.

unnamed-11Vietnamese female Commissioned Officers of the Signal Force

  • andycanuck

    On the bright side, they hate the Chinese.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Should have used nukes!

  • Norman_In_New_York

    I am conflicted by this. My service there 45 years ago wasn’t the horror show the media liked to hype, and indeed I fell in love with a beautiful woman there. I want only the best for the Vietnamese.

    • Frau Katze

      The govt isn’t as bad some of Communist states, but it’s very far from, say, Singapore.

  • P_F

    So many good pair of legs!!!! yummy

  • pettifog

    The southern Vietnamese still call the city Saigon, for the most part. I’ve found in my travels there that amongst ordinary southern Vietnamese, there’s still a lot pro-American sentiment.

  • Vietnam is a Third World communist hellhole. That is not a victory nor is it a success.

  • simus1

    No banners thanking the DemocRats for betraying the South Vietnamese of fiscal, military, and political support, ensuring their defeat?