Forgotten Ship: A Lifesaving Mission As Saigon Fell
More than 35 years ago, the USS Kirk, a small ship in the U.S. Navy’s fleet, had a big role in the rescue of thousands of South Vietnamese refugees. The story has been virtually lost in the history of that unpopular war. Some of the sailors and the people they saved recount the dramatic story to NPR.
Credit: Heather Murphy, Chuck Holmes, Barbara Van Woerkom, Mito Habe-Evans, Kim Perry, Maureen Pao, Joseph Shapiro and Sandra Bartlett/NPR