Lead: In late April 1975, the American war in Vietnam, representing 15 years of sacrifice of both blood and treasure, came to an end.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts

Content: FLASH MARTIN TO SCOWCROFT PLAN TO CLOSE MISSION AT ABOUT 0430 APRIL LOCAL TIME. DUE TO NECESSITY TO DESTROY COMMO GEAR, THIS IS LAST MESSAGE FROM EMBASSY SAIGON.