The Bruce Collison, HM2, USN - Fleet Marine Force
Vietnam Evacuation Gallery
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Jake, I took the following pictures during the chaos on Hannah
during the evacuation of Saigon in 1975. I didn't see much mentioned about this time on your Website, so I thought
you'd care to have some pictures that I had time to take during the long and difficult time we put in to the evacuation
and fall of Saigon and south Vietnam... Bruce "Doc" Collison.
Pictures of Refugee who landed on the Flight Deck
Picture of the Marine Detachment at Cubi Point Naval Air Station,
P.I., assembling for the Evacuation
Hancock was redesignated LPH during a short time, during Operations "Eagle Pull" and "Frequent Wind"
This picture shows the wear and tear of the Hancock during the
Vietnam War Years;
It was apparent that she was reaching the end of her illustrious career, as rust and wear was
overlooked to keep her on line. There were some tenuous moments when the dangers of her
condition nearly cost her life, yet she worked on and continued the struggle during these times. If
you remember this particular time, in the Indian Ocean, please Email the Yeoman who needs some Oral
History on this time, where Hancock nearly sunk (see Email Link below).
Bruce is looking to hear from others who
were aboard during this time!
Submitted Tuesday, December 30, 2003, 7:25:18
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Hancock Galleries Launch
late Courtland "Corky" Johnson writes about this bit of history in his Memoirs
son of a Vietnamese Refuge, Laird Le's Serendipity Page (this site)
Read Cpl Daniel
Snuffer, USMC Sentiments of the Hancock