He was the last of the Inklings, as well as one of the few remaining combat veterans of World War II.
He will be missed -- all the more so as time passes and the magnitude of his achievements come to be fully appreciated.
I'm glad I got to meet him,
both humble and proud that he entrusted me with editing one of his father's works,
and always delighted when a letter from France would arrive at certain intervals, addressed in the most beautifully legible handwriting I've ever seen.
The world is a sadder place now that there will be no more of these.