In the movie, the Son Tay Raid and the death of Ho Chi Minh occur at just about the same time, but in fact happened 14 months apart with the death of Ho in September 1969 and the raid in November 1970. See more
[Interviewing Williamson aboard an aircraft carrier, Gulf of Tonkin, off of Viet Nam in 1964
Commander Williamson: there's a small, but growing, concern in Congress that, uh, we might be getting in over our heads in Southeast Asia. How does this strike you?
Well, I think we ought to be here. The South Vietnamese want to establish a country with values similar to our own. I think we ought to help.
And what values are those?
Freedom, the right to think for yourself, follow your own faith - you ...
Let Us Sew Warm Clothes
Performed by The Vietnamese National Song and Dance Ensemble
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