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Cold War Files: All Units: Events: South Vietnam Falls as American Marines Depart

April 30, 1975
South Vietnam Falls as American Marines Depart

At 8:35 a.m., the last Americans, ten Marines from the embassy, depart Saigon, concluding the United States presence in Vietnam. North Vietnamese troops pour into Saigon and encounter little resistance. By 11 a.m., the red and blue Viet Cong flag flies from the presidential palace. President Minh broadcasts a message of unconditional surrender. The war is over.

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