There are events in every nation's life that will remain etched in history.
In the second half of the 20th century, the United States would count the Kennedy assassination, astronaut Neil Armstrong's moon landing, president Richard Nixon's historic handshake with chairman Mao Zedong, and the dramatic helicopter evacuation from the roof of the US Embassy in Saigon - which marked the humiliating end of the Vietnam War - as being among the most indelible moments.
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