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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. […]