Operation EAGLE PULL

From Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is developing and not approved.
Main Article
Talk
Related Articles  [?]
Bibliography  [?]
External Links  [?]
Citable Version  [?]
 
This editable Main Article is under development and not meant to be cited; by editing it you can help to improve it towards a future approved, citable version. These unapproved articles are subject to a disclaimer.

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.

Planning for several evacuation contingencies had begun in 1973, when the last U.S. combat air support to South Vietnam ended. [1]

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. [2]

References