Thursday, May 6, 2010
April 30, 1979 -- Zàijiàn
Admiral and Mrs. James Linder had already departed for Hawaii when this article was written. It says that there were a few military officers who stayed until the end of April, the mandatory departure date ordered by President James Earl Carter.
I have often thought about what it was like for the final few American military people to depart Taiwan. Speaking at a conference twenty years later, Admiral Linder said that the people of Taiwan felt that we were going away and they were in deep trouble. He went on to say, "We sort of felt the same way."
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