The U.S. embassy in Vietnam was considered U.S. soil in Vietnam. During the Tet Offensive, the embassy was attacked by Viet Cong commandos who rode in on bicycles as civilians and used explosives to enter the building. Some people evacuated the embassy while other barricaded themselves on the second floor. In the end, all of the Viet Cong commandos were slaughtered. Finally, after the U.S. had pulled out of the war, the North Vietnamese Army occupied Saigon and U.S. Diplomats boarded helicopters to leave Vietnam. The last two casualties of the war were two Marine guards who had been killed by mortar fire while protecting the diplomats.

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