Immigrant Church, Immigrant Sisters – The Fall of Saigon

A recounting of the Daughters of Charity Escape during the Fall of Saigon Experience video, Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, 1975

On April 30, 1975, the Communist North Vietnamese captured Saigon, unifying the country and bringing an end to the Vietnam War. The fall of Saigon set off a panicked flight as thousands sought to flee the country and the Communist regime. A Vincentian priest and four Daughters of Charity directed an airlift that safely evacuated 32 handicapped children from their mission.


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