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The Fall of Saigon, 45th Anniversary: Vietnam War Roundtable

7:00 PM
Concordia University’s Buetow Auditorium
300 Hamline Avenue North, St Paul, MN 55104

Saigon was captured by the North Vietnamese Army on April 30th 1975 effectively ending the Vietnam War. Marine Corps officer John Murray served as the USMC logistical officer during this event making sure that American evacuation helicopters were operational and overseeing the dumping overboard of escaping Vietnamese helicopters, for which there was no room on American ships. American military and civilian personnel and Vietnamese will discuss their experiences surrounding the fall of Saigon and the after effects of the North Vietnamese victory.

FREE EVENT.

Learn more about the Roundtable Series

This ongoing series is an opportunity for veterans (and those interested in the war and its legacy) to gather on a monthly basis to honor, remember and understand this tumultuous time. A partnership of TPT, The Minnesota Military Museum, DAV of Minnesota and Concordia University.


1970 Kent State and the Student Strike, 50th Anniversary: Vietnam War Roundtable

7:00 PM
Concordia University’s Buetow Auditorium
300 Hamline Avenue North, St Paul, MN 55104

1970 Kent State and the Student Strike, 50th Anniversary. The invasion of Cambodia prompted unrest on campuses across the country, most notably at Kent State University in Ohio. On May 4, after several days of conflict, members of the Ohio National Guard killed four students and injured nine. These events inspired other student strikes, including at the U of M and Mankato State. Former student activists will recount these tumultuous times on MN campuses.

FREE EVENT.

Learn more about the Roundtable Series

This ongoing series is an opportunity for veterans (and those interested in the war and its legacy) to gather on a monthly basis to honor, remember and understand this tumultuous time. A partnership of TPT, The Minnesota Military Museum, DAV of Minnesota and Concordia University.


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