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. 

20 comments:

Kati said...

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

-Kati

Kay said...

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

Bob Bushell said...

A bad war.

Dascha said...

That war was so terrible :-(

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Optimistic Existentialist said...

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

Pilar Domínguez said...

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

DEZMOND said...

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....

Adam said...

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.

Margaret-whiteangel said...

I of course didn't know that.

Pat Hatt said...

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

Dana said...

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

stephen Hayes said...

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

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

I knew of this fact!
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Holy Ghost Writer said...

That is a new one to me

Marie a la Mode said...

Interesting!

Belva said...

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

Gloria Baker said...

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

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

A horrible war.

Christine said...

interesting.

bj said...

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