By TR Bergstrom
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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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.