Eastern Area Agency on Aging is very fortunate to be able to bring you the film, "THE LUCKY FEW" that portrays the dramatic rescue of more than 30,000 South Vietnamese refugees by the USS Kirk during the fall of Saigon in April 1975. Showings will be held through the summer at various Community Cafes. (See schedule below.)
The video depicts the story of how the war ended - with a successful humanitarian victory led by the officers and crew of one navy ship; an epic accomplishment unsurpassed nearly 40 years later.
There will also be a Commemorative and collectable package available at each showing, including the following items, for a suggested donation of $25 to the Kirk Association Scholarship Fund.
USS KIRK (DE-1087) - "Operation Frequent Wind" Memory Coin
DVD "The Lucky Few" Documentary Film
Facsimile 1975 copy of 500D - South Vietnamese currency (autographed)
DVD - "Reunion 4/30/11"
DVD - "Interview - Phong Van. US Navy & VN Military Veterans
DVD - "04-21-12 Honor of the US Navy & South VN" Military"Mai Vy Music CD"