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U.S. Marine on wall of U.S. Embassy, Saigon, Vietnam

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Marines defending the Walls of the Embassy

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Marines throwing Vietnamese back over the American Embassy wall, Saigon, R. South Vietnam

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Roof of American Embassy, Saigon, R. South Vietnam

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Marines on roof of Embassy

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Marines on roof of Embassy

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American Embassy Compound, Saigon, R. Vietnam

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Marines loading up a CH-53 Chopper in Compound

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Marines loading up a CH-53 Chopper in Compound

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Fall of Saigon Marines Association

The Fall of Saigon Marines Association is a public benefit / nonprofit corporation whose members consist of United States Marines serving at U.S. missions in the Republic of Vietnam during the spring of 1975. Our members served at the U.S. consulates in the cities of Da Nang, Nha Trang, Bien Hoa and Can Tho as well as the U.S. Embassy and other installations (the Defense Attaché Office / Military Assistance Command Vietnam complex) in South Vietnam’s capital city of Saigon. Our members were among the last representatives of the United States to evacuate from each location.

The association serves as a living history to the events in each community as viewed through the prism of Marines on Embassy Duty at each location and as a reminder to the sacrifices of Corporal Charles McMahon, Jr. and Lance Corporal Darwin L. Judge, their families and communities. Cpl. McMahon and LCpl Judge were the final Americans killed-in-action during the Vietnam War. Each year the association returns to their home towns and awards memorial scholarships at the Boys and Girls Club of Woburn (Massachusetts) in honor of Corporal McMahon and at Marshalltown (Iowa) High School in honor of Lance Corporal Judge.

The association has also provided technical assistance to the authors several books, magazine articles and various visual media productions. The association is incorporated in the state of California and is recognized as a Veterans’ Organization under Section 501(c)(19) of the Internal Revenue Code.

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