Steve Smith was a veteran of the Blue Water Navy in Vietnam. He recently passed away as a result of complications of cancer. His story is shared in this episode. It comes from an article in The Columbian. It was titled: Portland tea maker Steven Smith dies at 65 and was written by David Henry of the Bloomberg News.
The story is significant in that it highlights the achievements of a Vietnam Veteran and backs up the supposition that Vietnam War veterans are as great as any war generation. Smith’s story also illustrates the terrible inheritance of Agent Orange. Here is a highly productive individual whose life was cut short and a family that included a sixteen year old son that was left fatherless.
Learn more about Steve Smith and his legacy at his website: http://www.smithtea.com/