Veteran's Day Tribute: Jay Samuels

We were saddened to learn this weekend of the loss of a good friend, Jason Samuels, E1945.


Jay served throughout the Pacific during World War II, and was a staunch advocate for ROTC at Tufts. I got to know Jay working with him on two projects near and dear to his heart: the V-12/NROTC exhibits in the Tisch Library (and online) and subsequently, the many hours he volunteered to help us develop exhibits for each year's reunion. Jay's visits to the archives were a treat and we could count on lively conversation, sharing memories, and planning new activities.

Jay was a fierce patriot, a passionate Jumbo, and a dear friend. We will miss him very much.