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LETTERS HOME: COUP IN SAIGON NOVEMBER 3, 1963

It started about 1:30 Friday (wee hours of that morning your time). I was out for my French lesson not too far from home when the tutor said – “Is that firecrackers?” And we casually said “yes” but thought they were banned, except for new years. It was the starting of the coup (pronounced “coo”). Her husband [the tutor’s] called & said there was heavy artillery fire on the river. […]

50TH ANNIVERSARY: AMERICAN COMMUNITY SCHOOL SAIGON CLOSING AND EVACUATION OF AMERICAN DEPENDENTS

Submitted by Jim Cooper (ACS)

Evacuation at Tan Son Nhut. Jim, Tom and Mrs. Cooper. Circa February 11, 1965. Jim Cooper Collection. CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE.

For many of us, this particular February 8th (2015) is the 50th anniversary of our Evacuation from Saigon — an exciting, nostalgic, and formative event which capped off […]

Saigon Kids™ Stories: Saigon Coup d-Etat November 1, 1963

Reminiscences from Dalat and Saigon, during the fall of the House of Diem. […]

Obituary: General Khanh Nguyen Who Thwarted 1960 Coup Dies

submitted by Ken Berger (ACS)

For those of us who lived through all the coups (Big Minh, Little Minh, Gen Ky, etc. thought this was interesting.

Washington Post

Khanh Nguyen, 86, a South Vietnamese general who briefly gained control of the government in a coup and went on to lead a “government in […]

I Wasn’t Afraid Of Anything

by Robert Luke (1963-65) I lived in Saigon summer of 1963 to Feb 1965 and attended the American School. We went through the Coup that overthrew President Diem, the bombing of the American theater (I think The Longest Day was still playing a the time), and various bomb threats (the American Pool, bicycle bombs […]