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Zen was my mentor, guide, friend, and brilliant tactician. He knew what it took to control our apparatus of war, and when it was wrong to do so. My world is smaller and of less meaning without him
P. H. Matson
LCDR, USN (Ret.)

Posted by: Peter H. Matson - Mahtomedi, MN - Brother   Apr 30, 2013

I only knew him through his writing and bloging, and have missed it since he stopped writing new blog posts quite a while ago. When I now realize that he is no more, I feel deeply and truly sorry. I will miss his writing very much. The world has lost a great person.

Posted by: Kerstin    Mar 14, 2013

Arrrrrr! Indeed Jeff's spirit was celebrated in full this Sept 19 -- thar were saucy sea wenches quaffing grog and singing shanties.

Posted by: Edna Stoehr - San Francisco, CA   Sep 21, 2012

I am so sorry to learn of Jeff's passing so long after the fact. I assumed he was hunkered down writing. It was my privilege to have been a friend of Jeff's since he wandered into our fraternity house in 1972. He was the funniest person I ever met, but also loyal, caring, and thoughtful. He served our country with distinction and I will miss him terribly.

Posted by: Curt Lieneck - Chicago, IL   Aug 30, 2012

A loss for the world. I miss his writings. Gute Reise.

Dagmar, Heidelberg, Germany

Posted by: Dagmar W.-B.    Jul 11, 2012

I'm so sorry to hear of Jeff's untimely death. When I realized that I hadn't read any recent pieces by him on AntiWar or his blog, I searched and found a memorial essay by Kelly Vlahos written in March. I will miss his wit and humour. My condolences to his family and friends.

Posted by: Carmelita McQuillan - Sydenham   Jul 07, 2012

My condolences to Jeff’s family and friends. There was no one like Jeff; no one can match his combination of experience, brilliant writing, wit and humor, clear-eyed analysis, and passion. I never had the chance to meet him, but after reading “Bathtub Admirals” I was hooked and I never missed a column or podcast. I can think of no better compliment than the many mourners who described him as someone who didn’t suffer fools. I hope he’s in the next life drinking a beer with Joe Bageant and Molly Ivins.

Posted by: Andy Weingartner - Chicago, IL   Apr 10, 2012

A great loss to all, my condolences to his family.

Posted by: Pat Huber - Rocklin, CA   Apr 04, 2012

I'm so sorry to heard of Jeff's passing. My deepest sympathy to his family.

Posted by: Patty Fidge - Renton, WA   Apr 02, 2012

j...... when I look at the night sky, I'll think of us... I love you. k.

Posted by: k.    Mar 29, 2012