Lana Noone, who took part in the famed 1975 Vietnam War humanitarian effort, Operation Babylift from its earliest days, will give a talk on that subject on Sunday, July 25, at The Museum at Bethel Woods in Woodstock, New York.
Noone and her husband will tell their dramatic story with photographs, music, art, and more. Operation Babylift was the code name for the April 3-26, 1975, evacuation of thousands of orphans and other children from South Vietnam to the United States and other countries as Saigon was falling to the Vietnamese communists in the chaotic last days of the Vietnam War. For more info on Operation Babylift go to Noone’s informative web site.
The next speaker in the museum’s Vietnam Speaker Series will be retired Army Gen. Willma Vaught, who will give a talk August 8 on “Answering the Call: Women in the Military during Vietnam.” Gen. Vaught is the President of the Board of Directors of Women In Military Service For America, the organization that honors all women since the American Revolution who have served their country.