Before the time when America made excuses, apologized for being us, was afraid that someone might take offense, we were good. Actually we were great!
The impossible task of raising a Soviet Nuclear submarine nearly 3 miles deep in the Pacific Ocean, and keeping it secret, came to fruition because no one said that couldn’t be done or the Soviets’s might get pissed off. No one questioned going into the final resting place for drowned sailors might be bad karma, just not nice or correct. No one worried about the fish or the possibility of a nuclear explosion. Continue reading Project Azorian, back in the day.→
40 years ago today, marked the end of the Vietnam War. The capture of Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam, by the People’s Army of Vietnam and the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam (also known as the Việt Cộng) happened on April 30, 1975.
North Vietnamese forces began their final attack on Saigon, with on April 29 with a heavy artillery bombardment. This bombardment at the Tân Sơn Nhứt Airport killed the last two American servicemen to die in Vietnam, Charles McMahon and Darwin Judge.By the next day, North Vietnamese troops raised their flag over the South Vietnamese presidential palace.
And that, sadly, was that.
58,200 US Troops killed.
1,629 US Troops still MIA.
280,000 Allies and South Vietnamese Troops killed.
1,100,000 North Vietnamese and Việt Cộng killed.
Opinions from a guy lucky enough to spend time in Special Forces.