Samantha Smith.

@TRBRocks420 (77492)
Banks, Oregon
February 27, 2016 10:20pm CST
Samantha Smith was a American school girl, who wrote a letter during the cold war, to Yuri Andropov, he was I believe the secretary of defense or something like that for Russia, she received a reply to and, a invitation to Russia, which she wrote a book about, you can read both the letters on Wikipedia, it will touch your heart, but basically she asked him not to start a war with us. She was also a peace activist and, a childhood TV actress, on a show called Lime street, sadly she died at only 13 along with her father in a plane crash. Very sad we need more kids like that in this world and, more people.
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@scheng1 (24801)
• Singapore
28 Feb 16
I just hope that children today take the same interest in world events, and take the initiative to stop war. Perhaps they cannot change the world, but they sure can change the attitude of the people in the same country.
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@TRBRocks420 (77492)
• Banks, Oregon
28 Feb 16
I hope so too, they can make a world of difference.
@TheHorse (65735)
• Pleasant Hill, California
28 Feb 16
I wonder if she did it all on her own. Or if her parents helped her, just a bit.
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@TRBRocks420 (77492)
• Banks, Oregon
28 Feb 16
@TheHorse I think she did it on her own, from listening to her talk, she sounds like a exceptionally intelligent girl.
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@Lucky15 (33386)
• Philippines
28 Feb 16
Sounds familiar. Will.check her stories more. Thanks
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@TRBRocks420 (77492)
• Banks, Oregon
28 Feb 16
Yes, check Wikipedia, it has the letter she wrote and, the response.
@TheHorse (65735)
• Pleasant Hill, California
28 Feb 16
Don't know that I'd heard of her.
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@TRBRocks420 (77492)
• Banks, Oregon
28 Feb 16
I know I did in the past too, but I was reminded last night, they had a story about her on I think history or nat geo.
• United States
28 Feb 16
Aw that was really sweet - the good ones die at a early age.
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@TRBRocks420 (77492)
• Banks, Oregon
28 Feb 16
Sad and, yes sometimes they do, but her message and, spirit will live forever.
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@Ladypeace (2056)
• Singapore
28 Feb 16
I've just learned about Samantha's story. She's an absolutely brilliant child. Her life was short but she lived to the fullest. Some kids are really impressive with the things they can accomplish at a tender age. This reminds me of Malala, who had blossomed into an amazing young lady.
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@TRBRocks420 (77492)
• Banks, Oregon
28 Feb 16
Yes, she was amazing and, I am just learning about Malala, but so far very impressed, standing up and, saying that girls should go to school, even after being targeted by the Taliban, very brave young lady.
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