Daring Rescue of 105 People Before the Fall of Saigon

Daring Rescue of 105 People Before the Fall of Saigon

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60s banker with Vietnamese staff - family photoA film like Argo could have been made of the suspenseful rescue by John Riordon in the days before the Fall of Saigon in Vietnam.

A young American bank manager for Citibank in Saigon, he refused to evacuate in the days before the Communist takeover to ensure that his staff and their families (105 people) got out before the invasion.

The story, which unfolded in 1975 at the end of the Vietnam war, has never been told before.

60 Minutes cameras filmed a recent reunion of Riordon and his Vietnamese colleagues and their families, who have been living successful lives in the United States ever since.

(WATCH the video from 60 Minutes, or READ the script at CBS News)

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