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John M. Steiner / The Sun Thomas Merrick, who is a Southeast District Court judge in Jamestown, holds two framed photographs Tuesday of military aircraft he flew in while on active duty in Vietnam and at the Grand Forks Air Force Base.

Judge witnesses abandonment of U.S. Embassy in Saigon

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Circling the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, South Vietnam, during the early morning hours of April 30, 1975, was a Spectre gunship. Its crew, including Infrared Operator 1st Lt. Thomas Merrick, was flying above history as the ambassador and his staff evacuated the building and the country.

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