Former North Vietnamese prisoner of war James H. Warner poses in Boonsboro, Md., on Thursday, March 28, 2013, the eve of the 40th anniversary of the withdrawal of the last U.S. combat troops from Vietnam. Warner, 72, of nearby Rohrersville, Md., says his 5 1/2 years of forced labor and interrogation reinforced his conviction that the United States was right to confront the spread of communism. (AP Photo/David Dishneau)
Vietnam troop withdrawal remembered
While the fall of Saigon in 1975— with its indelible images of frantic helicopter evacuations — is remembered as the final day of the Vietnam War, March 29 marks the 40th anniversary of the U.S. combat troops withdrawal from Vietnam.