Comments for: Mikhail Gorbachev reflects on America’s youngest ambassador, Samantha Smith

Posted July 10, 2013, at 12:13 p.m.
Last modified July 11, 2013, at 4:06 p.m.

Thirty years ago, in the summer of 1983, 11-year-old Samantha Smith from Manchester, Maine, was the most famous little girl in the world. Images of a freckle-faced smiling Samantha holding a letter from the Soviet Premier Yuri Andropov and later touring the Soviet Union went out on all news wires. …


An earlier version of this OpEd listed Principal Peabody as who called Samantha Smith to her office at Manchester Elementary School. It was Secretary Peabody .

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