Embassy Saigon Sidewalk Segment

Saigon, Vietnam c. 1965

Section of sidewalk from outside U.S. Embassy Saigon, South Vietnam. In 1968, when the Embassy was attacked, State Department security officers and U.S. troops skirmished with attackers on the sidewalk which surrounded the Embassy compound’s outer wall. This small section was saved from the site in 2003 as the sidewalk was being demolished and replaced.

  • Source/Credit: Gift of James Nach
  • Catalog Number: 2014.0001.02
  • Created: c. 1965
  • Acquired: 2014

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