Good Morning, Vietnam

I thought returning to Vietnam would be difficult. After all, my first attempt had not gone well. In October 1974, I left the country newly married to Nguyen thi Phuong Nga and for a new assignment in Rio de Janeiro. I had just completed two years in Saigon for TIME, reporting the chaotic endgame of a cruel war. Six months later, with Communist forces close to overrunning the country, I headed back to Saigon to try to bring out Nga's parents, five sisters and her brother. We had arranged visas to the U.S. for them from Rio, but they needed help...

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