From 1968-1975 "Operation Babylift" took place in Vietnam From 1968-1975 "Operation Babylift" took place in Vietnam. Thousands oforphans were evacuated to safety and homes in the U.S. and other countries.The last babylift took place twenty-five years ago in the waning days ofthe war. A discussion about the effort with: SISTER MARY NELLE GAGE whotook part in the airlifts from 1973 to February 1975. Now she organizesgatherings of those adoptees in the U.S. We also hear from two formerorphans: ZACHERY HILL who is now 26. He was adopted by a family inAtlanta, and FREDO SIECK ("FRAY-do Seek") who is also 26. He is one of fewsurvivors from one of the planes that crashed in 1975. He was adopted byan American family and grew up in Indianapolis. 12:28:30 FORWARD PROMO (:29)12:29:00 I.D. BREAK (:59)12:
NPR logo From 1968-1975 "Operation Babylift" took place in Vietnam

From 1968-1975 "Operation Babylift" took place in Vietnam

From 1968-1975 "Operation Babylift" took place in Vietnam

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From 1968-1975 "Operation Babylift" took place in Vietnam. Thousands oforphans were evacuated to safety and homes in the U.S. and other countries.The last babylift took place twenty-five years ago in the waning days ofthe war. A discussion about the effort with: SISTER MARY NELLE GAGE whotook part in the airlifts from 1973 to February 1975. Now she organizesgatherings of those adoptees in the U.S. We also hear from two formerorphans: ZACHERY HILL who is now 26. He was adopted by a family inAtlanta, and FREDO SIECK ("FRAY-do Seek") who is also 26. He is one of fewsurvivors from one of the planes that crashed in 1975. He was adopted byan American family and grew up in Indianapolis. 12:28:30 FORWARD PROMO (:29)12:29:00 I.D. BREAK (:59)12: