Iconic Image: Helicopter on Rooftop

April, 1975 marked of the end of the Vietnam War, and one of the most iconic images which symbolized that historic event was Hugh Van Es’ photograph of a helicopter on a rooftop where a scores of Vietnamese were scrambling for their lives for freedom as the country fell to the communists.

44 years later, I visit that exact location and shed light on the misunderstanding behind the image.

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