'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Nguyen Cao Ky died last week at 80, a forgotten purple footnote to the distant war in Vietnam that nearly everyone wants to forget. Those who do remember it usually remember it for the wrong reasons.
American embassies around the globe are pro- tected night and day by an elite unit called the Marine Security Guard. In "Last Men Out," journalists Bob Drury and Tom Clavin provide an inside look at the Marines who guarded the U.S. Embassy in Saigon at the end of the Vietnam War.
"Nobody would have pearl handles," he told me one balmy night, with the thunder and flash of guns on the distant horizon punctuating the conversation. "The handles are only ivory."