I met Marc in Hanoi, Vietnam late on a cool Saturday evening. I was the leader of a Smith College trip to Indochina and very much in awe of Marc and Sabina. Sabina was giving a series of lectures to the group on Confucianism, Buddhism and traditional medicine, and Marc had come along to see Vietnam. Marc put me at ease immediately, and in a very short time we became close friends. We spent many wonderful evenings (often until late) in Hanoi, Hue, Hội An and Saigon.

Marc’s self-effacing and quick wit charmed all who met him. I think that he acquired the nickname “007” for his ability to appear unexpectedly after having made a small detour to investigate something that had caught his ever roving, intuitive eye. A wonderful traveling companion, he remained in my heart long after our ways parted.

God will bless you Marc.

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