Operation EAGLE PULL
Operation EAGLE PULL was the air evacuation, shortly before the fall of South Vietnam, of U.S. and friendly personnel from Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on April 12, 1975, under the protection of the 31st Marine Amphibious Unit, part of III Marine Amphibious Force (MAF). They were threatened as the Khmer Rouge overran Cambodia.
The force flew to a U.S. naval task force in the Gulf of Thailand. U.S. Ambassador John Gunther Dean, carried the last American flag that had flown over his embassy. Acting President Saukam Khoy, along with his family; Premier Long Boret, who stayed, broadcast that Khoy's exit showed his lack of leadership. 
- , Chapter 4, The Fleet Marines Are Readied: The Air Contingency BLTs-The Eagle Pull Command Element The 31st MAU-The Other Contingency, The Vietnam War, eHistory, Ohio State University, 2009
- "American Pullout from a City Under Siege", Time, April 21, 1975