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Henry Chang ©Stars and StripesDalat, South Vietnam, March, 1963: During a graduation ceremony for the 17th class of the Vietnamese National Military Academy, President Ngo Dinh Diem, standing in the Jeep at right, reviews cadets who are about to join the fighting forces. Just over seven months later, Diem was captured and executed during a military coup.

RELATED MATERIAL: Stars and Stripes' coverage of the coup that toppled the Diem regime.


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