May 12, 1975

Cambodian gunboats seized the U.S. merchant ship Mayaguez and its 40-man crew May 12, 1975, 60 miles from the Cambodian coast. In response, Military Airlift Command transported U.S. Marines and equipment from the Philippines and Okinawa to Thailand. The crew was released on May 15, ending the last major American military action in Southeast Asia. (Courtesy Photo)

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