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'Operation Babylift' With Marion Barth


At the conclusion of the years long Vietnam war, thousands of children were living in orphanages in the south. When the call came down from President Gerald Ford that America would get these kids out in the final months of the war, Clark Air Base in the Philippines was the first stop on that journey.

Marion Barth found herself in charge of coordinating the early days of this operation that would ultimately move more than 10,000 kids.

The following track was recorded at the September 6, 2016 Worth Repeating with the theme "Fight or Flight." Worth Repeating is Texas Public Radio's live storytelling event series.

Paul Flahive can be reached at Paul@tpr.org and on Twitter at @paulflahive