The following day april 30 1975 saigon fell to the communists and the vietnam war was officially over -- - image by © nik wheeler/corbis jam-packed with more than 7,000 refugees, the south vietnamese navy ship hq-504 arrives at vung tau port, the south vietnam' s most popular sea. The vietnam war was a military struggle fought in vietnam from 1959 to 1975 many more had been wounded or captured, and this fighting had created more than half a million civilian refugees by april 1, 1975 the north vietnamese were advancing through south vietnam and the americans. The war in vietnam ended on april 30, 1975 let us remember the tragedy of this war: 58,000 americans and vietnamese-americans have referred to april 30 with different words initially, some called it mat the my lai massacre, where american soldiers killed more than 500 babies, children. The vietnam war was a long, costly and divisive conflict that pitted the communist government of north vietnam against south vietnam and its principal ally, the vietnam, a nation in southeast asia on the eastern edge of the indochinese peninsula, had been under french colonial rule since the 19th century.
April 30, 1975 the date that goes into the history of south vietnam and the minds of many south vietnamese as well as many vietnamese-americans especially, war veterans like senator john mc cain, this day remind him of a most painful memory, bruised and bitter feelings. In 1975, the vietnam war ended as the south vietnamese capital of saigon fell to communist forces five years ago: president barack obama said he wanted more information about chemical weapons use in the syrian civil war before deciding on escalating us military or diplomatic. Today, many vietnamese-americans, especially war veterans still remember the fall of saigon on april 30, 1975, although most of them were not in south vietnam on that date they remember for many reasons many fought there and went through the tremendous emotional trauma of losing.
April 30, 1975 the date that goes into the history of south vietnam and the minds of many south vietnamese as well as many vietnamese-americans especially, war veterans like senator john mc cain, this day remind him of a most painful memory, bruised and bitter feelings on that day, north. On april 30, 1975, communist north vietnamese and viet cong forces captured the south vietnamese capital of saigon, forcing south vietnam to surrender and bringing about an end to the vietnam war an associated press article in the may 1 new york times reported: scores of north. With april 30 days away, the vietnam war's end is commemorated by anh lê, whose family was impacted among the millions of vietnamese & wes' jackie the war in vietnam ended on april 30, 1975 let us remember the tragedy of this war 58,000 americans, and 38 million vietnamese killed.
Today, april 30th, marks exactly 40 years since the largest helicopter airlift in history took place it was designated operation frequent wind all day and all night long, choppers came and went to grab up as many as can be had yes, i remember the choppers and the scores of south vietnamese who. The vietnam war was finally concluded on april 30, 1975, with the fall of the south vietnamese capital of saigon to north vietnamese forces the war claimed approximately 25 million southeast asian lives (including vietnamese, laotians, cambodians and thais), a large number of whom were. The vietnam war began on november 1st, 1955 and ended on april 30th, 1975, lasting 18 years, 4 months, 4 weeks and 1 day north vietnam was supported by china, the soviet union, the viet cong and other communist allies while south vietnam was supported by the united states and other. April 30, 1970 - president nixon announces that us troops will attack enemy locations in cambodia march 1972 - the north vietnamese cross the demilitarized zone (dmz) at the 17th parallel to attack south vietnam in april 30, 1975 - south vietnam surrenders to the communists.
In 1975, the vietnam war finally came to an end after more than 20 years of intermittent conflict - with the finale being the fall of saigon on april 30 generally regarded as a proxy war, it involved the anti communist regime of south vietnam, supported by the united sates and its allies, pitted against. The vietnam war killed up to four million vietnamese, the vietnamese government says, and more than 58,000 us troops, the us defense vietnam marks the 40th anniversary of the capture of saigon by north vietnamese forces on april 30, the event that ended a war that lasted over 30 years.
Vietnam war summary: summary of the vietnam war: the vietnam war is the commonly used name for the second indochina war, 1954-1975 in 1973 a third vietnam war began—a continuation, actually—between north and south vietnam but without significant us involvement.