A Return to the End follows a small group of Marine Security Guards (MSG’s) as they travel back to Vietnam to honor two of the final casualties of the war, Charles McMahon and Darwin Judge. On April 30, 1975, after helping thousands of Vietnamese civilians evacuate, the Marines featured in this film were on the last helicopter that left from the roof of the U.S. Embassy. After 40 years, they return to Vietnam to honor the two men who didn't make it back.
April 30, 1975 - Thousands of South Vietnamese and the last remaining Americans evacuate Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam, before the invading North Vietnamese Army overran the city. Our film tells the story of this group of Marines as they return to where the war ended, and after 40 years, they remember those who didn't make it back.
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