The last American combat flag from the Vietnam War is being put up for auction. War hero Army Col. Chester Bailey McCoid took the large flag with him when he became the last ground force soldier to leave the South Vietnam port city of Da Nang on March 29, 1973, a month before the fall of Saigon, the Washington Examiner reports.

The flag is being sold by the Maryland auctioneer Alexander Historical Auctions, according to the news outlet. The live and online auction of the flag and other historic mementos is slated for this week on Tuesday and Wednesday. The auction comes as President Obama arrived in Vietnam Sunday for a three-day visit aimed at boosting economic and defense ties with the former U.S. enemy.

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