Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Fact of the Day: Friend of Lydon

Author John Steinbeck was good friends with President Lyndon Baines Johnson. He was also very supportive of the Vietnam War, and President Johnson met with his son who was about to serve in the war. Steinbeck's son survived his service and died in 1991. 

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  1. At least his son survived...so many others didn't...

    -Kati

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  2. That was a sad, terrible war. I'm wondering if it was not all in vain, and a waste of young lives.

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    1. yes it was a waste of time. North took over the south, and became one. But now Vietnam is more a tourist spot than a cold war enemy.

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  3. That war was so terrible :-(

    xoxo
    www.its-dash.com

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  4. I saw a documentary once about how the Vietnam War left LBJ guilt-ridden in his remaining years.

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    1. That's sad. I would hate to be in that position and have to make decisions like that.

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  5. Interesting fact, Adam! I don´t know a lot about this president you mentioned. Kisses:)

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  6. well that just means I will never touch any of his books. I despise people who support wars and who would send their or any other kids into war....

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  7. One of the most, aren't most, pointless wars ever

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  8. Impressive. I'm sure Steinbeck had the clout to get his son out of serving, but didn't.

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  9. Well now, that's a goodly piece of information I never knew.

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  10. This war was horrible and die a lot of people for nothing!
    I hate wars!

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  11. hmmm, another of your facts I didn't know.

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