Amb. Quinn describes the sudden dramatic change in the American presence in Vietnam following the signing of the Paris Peace Accords by Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho in January 1973. Within the next six months, all American Military personnel would leave South Vietnam and all U.S. POWs would be returned. This left him as one of only three official Americans in Chau Doc, two of whom were US-AID personnel who would oversee development projects. Amb. Quinn became a State Department Vice Consul near the Cambodian border and reporting on the cease fire and the political situation.