David Lamb, American war correspondent and journalist, Died at 76


David Sherman Lamb was born on March 5, 1940, in Boston, Massachusetts and died on June 5, 2016.

He was a freelance writer.

As a Los Angeles Times correspondent, David traveled the world for twenty-five years.

Lamb left the paper in 2004 after 34 years and then freelanced.

Lamb graduated from the University of Maine’s School of Journalism in 1962, where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi.

David started his career with The Okinawa Morning Star, then moved on to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, and the Oakland Tribune.

Then, he joined United Press International in San Francisco and Denver; from 1968 to 1970, he worked as a battlefront correspondent in Saigon.

Lamb joined the Los Angeles Times in 1970 and was based in Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, D.C., as well as being bureau chief in Sydney, Nairobi, Cairo and Hanoi.

Lamb covered the fall of Saigon in April 1975 on a temporary assignment for The Los Angeles Times.

Mr. Lamb was a Nieman Fellow, an Alicia Patterson Journalism Fellow (1985), a Pew Fellow and a writer-in-residence at the University of Southern California’s School of Journalism.

David was believed to be the only U.S. newspaper correspondent from the Vietnam War to later live in peacetime Hanoi, Vietnam.

Sandy Northrop, became his wife in Nairobi in 1977.

David Lamb passed away at 76 yrs old.