Eastern Area Agency on Aging is very fortunate to be able to bring you the film, "THE LUCKY FEW" that portrays the dramatic rescue USS_KIRK.jpgof 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.


Paul Jacobs, USN Retired Commander of the USS Kirk will be present and provide the introduction and commentary on the film.

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"