I met Don Oberdorfer ’52 (“Lives Lived and Lost,” Feb. 3) as a young deputy to Henry Kissinger on Richard Nixon’s National Security Council staff, where I was responsible for arms control. I sat in on all the NSC and summit meetings of that era. Don and Mike Getler of The Washington Post were my main press contacts. I always felt that I learned more from them than they did from me! Don was a great reporter, a model for generations to come. He never betrayed a confidence or stretched the truth, while always getting the story.

Jan Lodal *67
McLean, Va.