Sunday, September 29,2013
Deanna and I were saddened to hear that Kim had passed away. He certainly fought courageously for his health in recent years to enjoy good times with his family.
I first met Kim in Vietnam when he was with UPI and I was with ABC News. Kim's Vietnam book "The Bad War" is a classic that I often refer to.
In 1970 we were both in a scholarship class at Columbia U with John Luter and shared a great year of studies and travel to Europe.
I am reminded there is a saying by my Buddhist friends that when a loved one ends their life on earth they die twice, once when the spirit leaves the body and once again if they are forgotten by their friends. We will not forget Kim.
Our condolences to Ayako and family.
Don and Deanna North