UNH Professor Available to Discuss 30th Anniversary of the Fall of Saigon

Contact: Erika Mantz
UNH Media Relations

April 29, 2005

Harvard Sitkoff, professor of history at the University of New Hampshire and an expert in 20th century American history, is available to discuss the 30th anniversary of the fall of Saigon. On April 30, 1975, the last U.S. helicopter lifted off the roof of the American Embassy in Saigon while blocks away the North Vietnamese overran the gates of the presidential palace.

Sitkoff traveled to Vietnam as part of the United States-Indochina Reconciliation Project in 1989 and has returned to the country several times since. He has written and lectured extensively on the Vietnam War, and regularly teaches an advanced history course on the Vietnam War. He can be reached at (603) 862-3024 or (603) 659-6359 (home).