Letter: Tom Steinberg from afar
I have never visited Vail: I live around 5,000 miles away in the west of England.
Nevertheless, I’ve had a curious connection with the town via my namesake, the late Dr. Tom Steinberg, for more than a decade. This is due to the fact that in the early 2000s, I signed up to Google News Alerts for my own name. Almost immediately, I started to get a trickle of stories about this fascinating man and the amazing things he’d achieved.
Over the years, I felt like I got to know my older, better alter ego. Like me, he was into hiking and the outdoors. Unlike me, he had slept in the snow whilst fighting for his country.
I was truly sorry to see the news about the loss of this brave, determined, public-spirited man. I thought your readers might like to know that he is missed from afar, by people who never met him.