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…

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unnamed-11Vietnamese female Commissioned Officers of the Signal Force