I appreciate your brief profile of Jay Katzen ’58 (Princetonians, Oct. 23), although there is much more to tell if you had the space. His service to our country and on behalf of the hungry and the sick in Africa through Operation Blessing involved considerable personal danger both from violence and from disease. But Jay never talked about the dangers in my presence.
I knew Jay well for about 10 years, including the time when he served in the Virginia House of Delegates from my district. As with his subsequent service in maintaining the monument to the victims of communism in Washington, D.C., Jay worked tirelessly to preserve the best elements of our nation, such as individual responsibility and individual freedom from onerous government taxation and regulation. And Jay still has his high spirits and sense of personal responsibility to work within his current capacity. Jay Katzen is a distinguished alumnus from whom we all can learn much.