The South Vietnamese fleet follows the USS Kirk to Subic Bay in the Philippines. The Kirk's final mission at the end of the Vietnam War was to bring the remnants of the South's navy to safety in the Philippines. Hugh Doyle hide caption

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At War's End, U.S. Ship Rescued South Vietnam's Navy

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On April 29, 1975, as Saigon was falling to Communist North Vietnamese forces, a small U.S. Navy destroyer escort ship, the USS Kirk, played a dramatic but almost forgotten role in rescuing up to 30,000 South Vietnamese. Here, a member of the USS Kirk's crew tends to a Vietnamese baby. Hugh Doyle hide caption

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Ba Nguyen (right), here with his wife, Nho, was able to maneuver his helicopter so his passengers — including his 10-month-old daughter — could drop to safety on the Kirk. He then flew the Chinook over the ocean and jumped out while the helicopter crashed. In July, Kirk crew members honored Nguyen with an Air Medal, the award the U.S. military gives for heroic feats while flying. Though he is afflicted with advanced Alzheimer's, he saluted upon receiving the award. David Deal for NPR hide caption

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35 Years On, Vietnam Heroes Reunited, Decorated

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On April 29, 1975, as Saigon was falling to Communist North Vietnamese forces, a small U.S. Navy destroyer escort ship, the USS Kirk, played a dramatic but almost forgotten role in rescuing up to 30,000 South Vietnamese. Here, a member of the USS Kirk's crew tends to a Vietnamese baby. Hugh Doyle hide caption

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Forgotten Ship: A Daring Rescue As Saigon Fell

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As Strasburg Takes Mound, Hype Gives Way To Reality

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Transocean Seeks Limited Liability In Suits

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Transocean Seeks To Limit Liability In Rig Explosion

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Choy, here with his wife, Monica, says he is angry that the waiver he signed relinquishes the oil company from responsibility, when responsibility on the oil rig was what the company stressed to its workers. Ben Sklar for NPR hide caption

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Blast Survivors Kept Isolated On Gulf For Hours

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Christopher Choy is haunted by the sound of explosions and the guilt of leaving men behind. Ben Sklar for NPR hide caption

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Rig Blast Survivor: 'I Thought I Was Going To Die'

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Rig Survivors Felt Coerced To Sign Waivers

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Ella Mae Johnson: Her Story Was History, Too

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There's still debate about whether men who commit sexual assault on college campuses are predators, or men who got drunk and made a mistake. Getty Images hide caption

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Myths That Make It Hard To Stop Campus Rape

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