By Saang-Yoon Hyun
I met Dr. Harry first in summer of 1993 at SeaTac airport, when I entered the USA first for my graduate study at the University of Washington (UW). During my first year at the UW, I was financially sponsored as a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar by the Rotary International. Dr. Harry as a Rotarian guide picked me up the airport. We had never seen each other before, and he was showing up at the airport wearing a Rotary cap to give me a clue.
My MS program at the UW was in Fisheries, where Dr. Harry received his Ph.D. He was closely interested in my progress and work. Indeed, I was helped much by him in many things: e.g., not only fisheries and academic issues but also human relation, etc. Even still I consult him on phone or by email. Now we are at distant locations. I cannot describe him only in a few words or sentence. I was often inspired by him. One of the most impressive characteristics of his is a wonderful balance in work, family, and social activity. He was a well respected scientist and government manager, he has a happy family even having great-grand children, and he is loved by people. I truly admire him. I consider him my American grandfather. In this year, he is 94 years old (his birth date: Jan 14, 1919). I am glad he is still active, and hope he will continue to do so.