The Story Of 3,300 Babies Who Were Evacuated From Vietnam Before The Country Fell5.8k views
After a doomed first flight, amid turmoil and chaos, over 3,300 babies and children were eventually airlifted from South Vietnam to the United States and other countries to be adopted at the end of the Vietnam War. Forty years later, Operation Babylift is a story that is part feel-good tale, part tragedy—and still steeped in controversy.
1. Orphans At The Ghenh Rang Orphanage In South Vietnam Before Operation Babylift
In April of 1975, with the North Vietnamese army fast approaching, residents of Saigon were desperately trying to flee South Vietnam. The United States and other nations were becoming particularly concerned about the welfare of the children and infants who were going to be left behind in orphanages in Saigon and neighboring areas.