The Mayaguez Incident

The last American combat deaths of the Vietnam War occurred more than two years after the US combat role in Vietnam ended, and two weeks after the fall of Saigon. The May, 1975 SS Mayaguez incident was an action embroiled in politics, a trial by fire for young marines, navy corpsmen and airmen, and, for many, a symbol of the frustration and heroism of a painful era in American history.

Aug 18, 2021 | Lance Geiger

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