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Manche werden sich gewundert haben, weshalb keine seiner berühmt-berüchtigten Commentaries mehr kommen. Der Colonel scheint ans Bett gefesselt zu sein, ist aber bei klarem Geist und würde sich- auch wegen seiner Deutschland-Affinität- über kurze Briefe oder Karten sehr freuen:

Update on Jeff Cooper, 14 Sep 2006

Several months ago Jeff suffered three new fractures of his vertebrae. This has caused him severe and constant pain and he has been unable to do anything but concentrate on pain relief - this is why there have been no Commentaries since Vol. 14, No. 4, April/May, 2006.

The doctors suggested kyphoplasty, a procedure to separate the spine at the fracture sites and relieve the pain - unfortunately, this does not normally work on old fractures, or it would have been done a long time ago.

Jeff went into the hospital with the goal of getting prepped for having this procedure done, but the doctors pronounced that he is not strong enough to have it done. As it stands now, Jeff has a partially collapsed lung and has been on oxygen for several months, and additionally his heart is now showing signs of distress.

On Wednesday 13 Sept, Jeff came home from the hospital and hospice care has been arranged to assist Janelle and the family with Jeff's care. While Jeff is alert and in good spirits it is likely he will will not be out of bed much in the future. Right now everyones' focus is on keeping him as comfortable as possible.

While phone calls are not a good idea, cards and short letters for both Jeff and Janelle would be greatly appreciated. The family has asked that flowers not be sent.

You can send cards and letters to them at

Jeff Cooper

2950 W Gunsite Rd


AZ 86334-4301


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Eben auf einem anderen Forum gesehen:

"Jeff died peacefully at home this afternoon

At the request of the family it is my sad duty to report the passing of our founder, Jeff Cooper. Jeff died peacefully at home this afternoon while being cared for by his wife Janelle and daughter Lindy.

There will be a private internment at Gunsite by invitation, with a public memorial service at the Whittington Center at a date to be announced.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.



Ed Head

Operations Manager

Gunsite Academy, Inc.

2900 W. Gunsite Rd.

Paulden, AZ 86334 "

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Das Erreichen eines hohen Alters und ein friedlicher Tod inmitten der Familie; viel besser kann es doch garnicht kommen.

Mögest Du in Frieden ruhen, Colonel Cooper. Ich habe viel von Dir gelesen, konnte Dich aber leider nicht persönlich kennenlernen.

Jake C.

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