It's been years since Schanberg came to mind. He is best known for his work as a correspondent in Asia for the New York Times and his book, "The Killing Fields", documenting the harrowing path of Schanberg's translator, Dith Pran, who miraculously survived the cataclysmic descent of Cambodia into horror and chaos in the early 1970s.
I only knew Schanberg from his byline. I was a college student in the early 1970s when Schanberg's reporting provided Vietnam War critics the facts of an American intervention gone badly wrong.
There are mentors one never meets, except through reading. Schanberg was one of them, to me.