US professor honoured for contributions

The Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organisations, Peace Committee and Vietnam-US Friendship Association on February 3 granted HCM City’s insignia to US professor Harry Bury in recognition of his contribution to Vietnam-US relationship.

The 82-year-old professor expressed his happiness and said he considers Vietnam his second home.

In 1971, in order to put pressure on the US government to withdraw their troops from Vietnam, Catholic Priest Harry Bury and two of his friends tied themselves to the gate of the US embassy in Saigon (now HCM City). After being expelled by the Saigon puppet regime, he continued to struggle for the implementation of the Paris Peace Accords.

Since Vietnam’s re-unification in 1975, Professor Bury, who is now working for Baldwin-Wallace University, has been back to Vietnam many times and contributed greatly to developing the friendship between the two peoples.