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THE ARCHIVE OF AMBASSADOR KENNETH M. QUINN
FROM THE MISSISSIPPI TO THE MEKONG
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A Small Conversation on the Mekong River Changes the Course of My Life

1/11/69

 Amb. Quinn recounts a boat trip down the Mekong River in late November 1969 with Dick Swanson, a Time-Life photojournalist who had started his career at the Des Moines Register. During this conversation, the reporter posed a question that caused Amb. Quinn to rethink the entire direction of his professional life. It was one of many small conversations throughout his life that would dramatically impact a significant aspect of his career and personal life.

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