Steinbeck Family Album

Johnny & John Steinbeck in Saigon, 1966
Johnny & John Steinbeck in Saigon, 1966

“After I had been in Vietnam a few months, my father couldn’t stand it anymore. He had to come, too! He asked my “permission,” whatever that meant, and before Christmas 1966 he arrived at Ton Son Nhut airport in Saigon. It was quite peculiar seeing him in that environment, outfitted in dashing camouflaged ascots and drinking with generals and colonels while extolling the common man; the technique that was his trade mark.”

(from The Other Side of Eden)

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