Operation Babylift: The Daring Rescue of Innocent Children in the Final Hours of the Vietnam War

November 11, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Chapel of Mercy, Busse Center

This event is part of the Vietnam Series.

In 1975, two Iowans, LeAnn Thieman and Carol Dey, worked with a group called “Friends of Children of Vietnam,” which encouraged adopting Vietnam orphans. As the Vietnam War wound down in 1975, Dey and Thieman were on a trip to Vietnam, expecting to transport six babies. But, as the chaotic final days of the war approached, six became 200. LeAnn Theiman, who since has become a nationally-recognized writer and motivational speaker, will describe that experience, which she and Dey also detailed in their book: “This Must Be My Brother: The Daring Rescue of Innocent Children in the Final Desperate Hours of the Vietnam War.”

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