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Remembering The End Of The Vietnam War, 40 Years Ago05:43
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Vietnamese youth play around on one of the floats that will be used on April 30 in a large parade in Ho Chi Minh City to celebrate 40 years since the Communist victory. (Quinn Ryan Mattingly for WBUR)
Vietnamese youth play around on one of the floats that will be used on April 30 in a large parade in Ho Chi Minh City to celebrate 40 years since the Communist victory. (Quinn Ryan Mattingly for WBUR)
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WBUR's Bob Oakes is in Vietnam this week to report on the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. He speaks with Here & Now's Robin Young about how Vietnam is celebrating what they see as a victory against American aggression.

The Vietnamese call this day Reunification Day - the day the last Americans left Vietnam and the North and South were rejoined.

At the American consulate in Ho Chi Min City, formerly Saigon, a plaque was dedicated today to the last Marines killed in Vietnam.

Guest

  • Bob Oakes, host of Morning Edition on WBUR in Boston, currently reporting from Vietnam. He tweets @bob_oakes.

This segment aired on April 30, 2015.

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