Framed Telegram from President Ford

United States 1975

On April 30, 1975, the South Vietnamese capital of Saigon fell to the North Vietnamese Army, effectively ending the Vietnam War. In the days before, U.S. forces evacuated thousands of Americans and South Vietnamese. American diplomats were on the frontlines, organizing what would be the most ambitious helicopter evacuation in history.

This framed copy of a telegram from President Gerald Ford, expressing appreciation to Ambassador Graham Martin and his staff at the embassy for the successful evacuation effort, belonged to Wolfgang Lehmann, the embassy’s Deputy Chief of Mission.

  • Source/Credit: Gift of Estate of Wolfgang J. Lehmann
  • Catalog Number: 2019.0005.01
  • Created: 1975
  • Acquired: 2019

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