The excitement and importance of his work after four years of naval service is belied by his modest reports of it to us in our reunion publications. He spent 33 years as an operations officer with the CIA’s Clandestine Service, and was awarded medals (quietly unspecified). After retiring Jim appeared in television specials, magazine articles, and books concerning Cold War operations he ran or was part of.
Jim died Dec. 5, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Diane, to whom the class sends good wishes, with appreciation of Jim’s quite remarkable service to our nation.