Listen to entire interview with Wayne Corey and Pham Tran
Former VOA correspondent Wayne Corey says he was fatalistic when North Vietnam overran Saigon and he found himself still in the city waiting to be evacuated. He and VOA's Steve Thompson did not know when they would be able to leave.
In the interview, Pham Tran describes the panic many felt in those last hours as North Vietnamese troops entered the city. He recounts that in those hours the staff of the VOA bureau and their families had to stay in one place because they could not get to the VOA office. He describes how they waited in vain for a helicopter that was supposed to evacuate them.
Corey and Tran also describe their feelings about Vietnam today and whether they would like to return.