Vietnam Fell Two Years After America Left
In August 1973, fighting broke out again between the North and South but Congress voted to prohibit any further U.S. role in Vietnam. One year later, the North Vietnamese army swept through South Vietnam. On April 29, 1975, the New York Times featured an image of hundreds of South Vietnamese civilians scrambling to board a single U.S. helicopter. On April 30, 1975, the North Vietnamese captured South Vietnam’s capital, Saigon, and renamed it Ho Chi Minh City.