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"This is our story, it's a compilation of events and happenings that took place aboard ship during those trying times. There are also many photos and letters included in it's 90 pages. The comments I have gotten from the hundreds who have read it are very gratifying. I hope you also enjoy reading it."
Howard Cederlund, Author & Ship's Historian
Operation Passage to Freedom by Ronald Frankum, has been published in hardcover and is available from It details the events surrounding the movement of refugees from Haiphong to Saigon, an operation in which the USS Menard played a prominent role in. Click the button below to purchase your copy today!

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