The Fall of South Vietnam
April 30, 1975
April 30, 2020
As has become rote, a nearly every year in late April trip was recently made to Oak Grove Cemetery at Tomah, Wisconsin. This yearly Sunday trip always brings with it memories of that last Thursday night in May 1965, followed by April 30, 1975.
That Thursday night was the last time we would head down to Chesty’s on State Street in Madison where we met up with the gang. The guys from MATC, and the girls from Madison Beauty Culture School. Our common thread was we were all small town Wisconsin kids fresh out of high school. Our first year of freedom, and our first chance to legally (at t...