I had the privilege of knowing Sam when we worked at the Navy Point Loma facility by the tidelands. He had his medical practice there and attended the seals sea lions and bottlenose dolphins for the Navy programs. What a kind and caring man he was always in a very good humor, and absolutely brilliant in his field. He brought scientists from around the world who spoke at the Swine meetings, which he invited scholars and those interested in scholars. It actually stood for scholars wine imbibing nocturnal enclave in which supposedly cheap wine and bologna was served. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. It was an honor to have known him.