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Pan Am flight out of Saigon in ’75 changed lives forever

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COURTESY GERALD FORD PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY / 1975

President Gerald Ford met many of the planes in San Francisco.

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COURTESY GERALD FORD PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY / 1975

President Gerald Ford met many of the planes in San Francisco.

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COURTESY GERALD FORD PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY / 1975

Operation Babylift resulted in the rescue of over 3,000 mostly orphaned babies from Vietnam in 1975. Hundreds turned out in Honolulu to meet the planes and feed, bathe and holdthe babies.