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[Image 1: Photo courtesy of Capt Russell R. Thurman, USMC (Ret) Two CH-53Ds from HMH-462 carrying elements of 2d Battalion, 4th Marines head for Saigon. The first helicopter landed in the DAO compound at 1506 on 29 April 1975.]

[Image 2: The Paris Peace Accords, with this introduction, were signed by the U. S., South Vietnam, North Vietnam, and the Provisional Revolutionary Government on 27 January 1973. It restricted the U.S. to a maximum of50 military personnel in South Vietnam. AGREEMENT ON ENDING THE WAR AND RESTORING PEACE IN VIET-NAM ]

The Parties participating in the Paris Conference on Viet-Nam,

With a view to ending the war and restoring peace in Viet-Nam on the basis of respect for the Vietnamese people's fundamental national rights and the South Vietnamese people's right to self-determination, and to contributing to the consolidation of peace in Asia and the world,

Have agreed on the following provisions and undertake to respect and to implement them: