Herbert Bluechel served in Vietnam in the mid-1940s. He recalls British General Graceys entry into Saigon and describes a meeting between French General Philippe Leclerc and O.S.S. officer Peter Dewey; Dewey would be the first American casualty in Vietnam, prior to the official start of the war. He recounts the events surrounding Deweys death in detail. Finally, he discusses the mood of the country and Vietnamese attitudes towards the French, the British, and the Americans.