Escape with Honor: My Last Hours in Vietnam

Escape with Honor: My Last Hours in Vietnam

by Francis Terry McNamara, Adrian Hill

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As the government of South Vietnam was collapsing and communist troops were closing in, American diplomat Francis Terry McNamara led more than 300 Americans, Vietnamese, and Filipinos down a tributary of the Mekong River to safety. This is his dramatic true account of leadership, courage, and commitment.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781574886931
Publisher: Potomac Books
Publication date: 11/30/2003
Series: Memories of War
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Amb. Francis Terry McNamara was on active duty with the U.S. Foreign Service for thirty-seven years. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia.

Adrian Hill, a writer and former diplomat, lives in the United Kingdom.

Table of Contents

Part IThe Honorable Choice
1A Rude Awakening5
2To Witness16
Part IIGathering Clouds
3The Foreign Service Goes to War25
4On Familiar Turf32
5Settling In to a New Domain43
6The Numbers Wizard56
7A Welcome New Broom64
8Harbingers of Doom73
9Recipe for Disaster81
Part IIIThe Collapse
10The Beginning of the End91
11A Sailor's Choice99
13The Final Hours129
14Perfidious Spooks138
15Commodore Thang Keeps a Promise150
16With Any Luck157
Part IVThe First Boat People
17Rescue at Sea171
18USAID Logistics to the Rescue--Again181
19"Terry and His Pirates" Join the Navy192
20Back in the World203
AppendixStatement of S.Sgt. Boyette S. hasty, USMC213

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