The US had won the war. The transition to home rule was progressing. But the Democrats in Congress cut funding, so the US had to leave precipitously. “Thank” Congress for endangering the lives of Americans and of the Vietnamese who were faithful to us.
There is a commemoration today. It was planned to be at Camp Pendleton, California, but US regulations would not allow the activities planned, so it was moved to a high school stadium. Thursday, 4/30, there will be a larger event in Orange County, CA.