Today in History – April 29, 1975 – Operation Frequent Wind begins

29 April 1975 “Operation Frequent Wind” was the final phase in the evacuation of American civilians and “at-risk” Vietnamese from Saigon, South Vietnam prior to the takeover of the city by the North Vietnamese People’s Army of Vietnam (PAVN) in the Fall of Saigon. It was carried out on 29–30 April 1975, during the last days of the Vietnam War. More than 7,000 people …

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Today in History – April 28, 1971 – 1Lt Benjamin Gaines Lange with the 615th TFS is KIA

1st Lt. Benjamin Gaines Lang served with the 615th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 401st Tactical Fighter Wing, 7th Air Force at Phan Rang AB.  His tour in SEA began on 8 September 1970. Lang was born in Greensboro, NC, and then became a native of Gainesville, FL. He was 25 years old and married. On a …

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