Neal Cassady — American Writer born on February 08, 1926, died on February 04, 1968

Neal Leon Cassady was a major figure of the Beat Generation of the 1950s and the psychedelic and counterculture movements of the 1960s. He was prominently featured as himself in the original "scroll" version of Jack Kerouac's novel On the Road. He also served as the model for the character Dean Moriarty in the 1957 version of that book. In many of Kerouac's later books, Cassady is represented by the character Cody Pomeray... (wikipedia)

I became the unnatural son of a few score of beaten men.
I alone, as the sharer of their way of life, presented a replica of childhood.