. January 5, 2007 SouthAmerica: Since December 26, 2006 when former US president Gerald Ford died the US mainstream media and all kinds of talk shows on television talked about Gerald Fordâs rise to the position of US president and everything else. They did beat to death Fordâs pardon of Richard Nixon and so forth â but Fordâs greatest achievement as US president was almost not mentioned - the final withdrawal of American personnel from Vietnam in 'Operation Frequent Wind', and the subsequent fall of Saigon. The picture that I remember the most about the Vietnam War was that helicopter on top of the building getting the last people out of Vietnam at the end of the Vietnam War. You can see a copy of that helicopter here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerald_Ford And now, I want to see a similar picture of the last helicopter leaving Baghdad, in Iraq - ASAP. *************** President Gerald Ford (1974 â 1977) The Ford Administration saw the final withdrawal of American personnel from Vietnam in 'Operation Frequent Wind', and the subsequent fall of Saigon. On April 29 and the morning of April 30, 1975, the American embassy in Saigon was evacuated amidst a chaotic scene. Some 1,373 U.S. citizens and 5,595 Vietnamese and third country nationals were evacuated by military and Air America helicopters to U.S. Navy ships off-shore. .