This isn't new at all, but worth a re-post. The pilot that landed his family on board in his Bird Dog is a good one also.
A heroic Vietnamese helicopter pilot saved his family - and cheated death - by hurling his wife children onto a fleeing U.S. warship during the Fall of Saigon, then leaping into the sea as the aircraft plunged into the waters behind him.
New footage has emerged showing his daring escape as the U.S.military withdrew from Vietnam in the face of advancing communist forces.
The pilot was one of several Vietnamese helicopter pilots who piled in during the United States' evacuation of all its personnel in Vietnam in April 1970.
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