Defense Attache Office
GySgt Vasco Martin was sent to the Defense Attache Office
from the American Embassy to take charge off at least 12 Marines
Defense Attache Office Stories
We had 68 Marines that were attached to the American Embassy
Saigon and an additional
platoon from Fourth Marines that landed to assist us. Major Kean had
to split our forces between the American Embassy Saigon and the Defense Attaché Office.
Below is the Defense Attaché Office Marines and stories.
LtCol Kean MSgt Martin Cpl McMahon LCpl Judge Cpl Holmes
Sgt Murray Sgt Maloney, LCpl English LCpl Winkelmann LCPL Stewart
SSgt Segura, SSgt McDonald, SSgt Daisey, SSgt Broussard, Sgt Gozgit
Major Kean (Commanding Officer - After Action Report)
MSgt Vasco Martin USMC, Retired
Cpl Charles McMahon's Story
LCpl Darwin Judge's Story
Otis Holmes at DAO Compound - WIA
The DAO Compound, Than Son Nut Airbase (Ted Murray)
The DAO Compound and the Evacuation (Kevin Maloney)
The DAO Compound by (Bill English)
Bernie Winkelman - DAO Compound
Ambassador Martins Bodyguards
Colonel Steve Hasty (Staff Noncommissioned Officer in Charge of Can Tho Detachment ) presents Cpl Otis Holmes a long pass due Purple Heart. Cpl Otis Holmes was wounded at the same time that Cpl McMahon and LCpl Judge was killed-in-action.
All Fall of Saigon Stories
DAO Area Checkpoint
Marine guarding area at Defense Attaché Office after a bombing from North Vietnam Army.
Thousands of Vietnamese that worked for America was evacuated from the DAO Compound.
North Vietnam Army attacking Ton Shan Nut Airbase near DAO.
Eleven North Vietnam Divisions surrounded Saigon.