A Letter from

Richard Stengel

Managing Editor, Time Magazine

Sarge was the modern founding father of national service. From his work at the Peace Corps, to his leadership of the War on Poverty, to the Special Olympics, Sarge touched thousands and thousands of lives -- he was a one-man multiplier effect of national service. He understood more than anyone who service rewards the giver and the receiver, creating a moral synergy that enriches everyone in a circle of virtue. He was an idealist, but a hard-headed one -- which is the best kind.