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CIA公式アカウントが語る40年目のサイゴン #Saigon 陥落裏面史

1975年4月30日は南ベトナムの首都だったサイゴン(現ホーチミン)が北ベトナム軍及びベトコンの攻撃により陥落し、ベトナム戦争が終結した日です。今年(2015年)は40周年ということもあり、#Saigon タグでのこれへの言及(殆ど英語ですが)が散見されました。 その中でも、あのCIA公式アカウントが呟いていた「その日」の活動をまとめてみました。 自分用の備忘録なので、日本語訳は付けてません。ご了承下さい。
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Those CIA choppers helping to evacuate #Saigon? They were Air America. 1.usa.gov/1ElmDmd #VietnamPBS pic.twitter.com/czX3XFoRVi
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OSS hero & Saigon Deputy Chief of Station Connie LaGueux: One of the last Americans to leave #Saigon 1.usa.gov/1JzfIdH #VietnamPBS
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Today marks the 40th anniversary of the #FallofSaigon. The truth behind the photo: 1.usa.gov/1JzfIdH pic.twitter.com/Np8LAf8x7W
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The building is not the US Embassy, but CIA officer Connie LaGueux’s apartment complex, one of several pick-up spots around Saigon.
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LaGueux planned & implemented evacuations of Americans & as many senior South Vietnamese government & military officials as he could get out
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After a distinguished #OSS career, LaGueux joined CIA in 1949 where he assumed many senior leadership positions both at HQ & overseas.
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1975: LaGueux was serving as Deputy Chief of Station in Saigon - largest overseas station in the world at that time. pic.twitter.com/EXNQZlez7k
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April 27: North Vietnamese surrounded Saigon & shelled Tan Son Nhut Air Base, which made any further departures by airplane impossible.
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Operation FREQUENT WIND used Marine & Air America helicopters to ferry out US personnel & many South Vietnamese to US Navy ships.
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Just before 11:00 AM on April 29, a complete evacuation was ordered. The central departure point was the US Embassy. pic.twitter.com/MThMVQ0Pcg
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A radio message saying the temperature was “105 degrees & rising” & the playing of Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” signaled evacuation.
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April 30: COS Polgar cabled CIA HQ: “…this will be the final message from #Saigon … It has been a long and hard fight and we have lost.”
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4:00 AM: a helicopter landed at the Embassy. LaGueux & Polgar destroyed the secure commo equipment & left with the Ambassador.
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A Vietnamese evacuee told LaGueux’s wife: “My family is your husband’s ‘Schindler’s list.’” 1.usa.gov/1JzfIdH pic.twitter.com/8vLine0gWe
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Connie LaGueux retired from CIA in 1977 & on July 31, 2001 he was buried @ArlingtonNatl with full military honors. 1.usa.gov/1JzfIdH

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