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Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP25 Aug 2021 8:24 a.m. PST

Just learned yesterday evening that long-time Jackson Gamer John Murtagh has died. He apparently suffered a heart attack Tuesday afternoon. According to his brother he had called 911 but after loading him into their ambulance the EMTs could not revive him. John was a real larger-than-life character, always brimming over with enthusiasm for wargaming. He was a feature at the local Bayou Wars and Colonial Barracks conventions and at Historicon.


John had a large collection of self-cast 40mm Prince August figures that he used to run both SYW imagi-nations and AWI battles. He was a resident of Portland, Arkansas.

He will be missed by us all.


Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian25 Aug 2021 8:35 a.m. PST

Condolences to the family and friends.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP25 Aug 2021 10:04 a.m. PST

Very sad – sincerest condolences

Personal logo Cardinal Ximenez Supporting Member of TMP25 Aug 2021 10:06 a.m. PST

Rest well, John.

Perris070725 Aug 2021 11:06 a.m. PST

Thanks for posting this Jim. He will be missed.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP25 Aug 2021 12:28 p.m. PST

I think I have gamed with this gentleman at BW although I did not know his name. Please extend my condolences to his family and friends.

Stryderg25 Aug 2021 2:16 p.m. PST

Losses like this are always difficult. My prayers go out to his family and friends.

Col Durnford25 Aug 2021 8:07 p.m. PST

I met John at Colonial Barracks a few years ago. Really nice guy. As we were arriving at the hotel he saw me in the parking lot and guessed were I was going (guess I looked the part). I will never forget how he really made me feel welcome.

My thought and prayers are with his gamy and friends.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP25 Aug 2021 8:56 p.m. PST

Sorry to hear it. Thoughts and prayers for his family and gang.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian25 Aug 2021 11:02 p.m. PST

I think I have gamed with this gentleman at BW although I did not know his name.

Same here.

rjones6926 Aug 2021 4:57 a.m. PST

John played in one of my games years ago. He was an incredibly nice guy, a true gentleman, and a superb player to boot. My condolences to his family and friends.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2021 7:18 a.m. PST

Very sad. Sorry for your loss.

epturner Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2021 10:03 a.m. PST

Very sorry to hear this.


Personal logo M1Fanboy Supporting Member of TMP27 Aug 2021 4:16 p.m. PST

Damn, that is a sad thing to hear. Prayers to family and freinds.

SgtGuinness Supporting Member of TMP28 Aug 2021 4:00 p.m. PST

Rest In Peace John! He was a good hearted larger than life personality, always a pleasure to talk to and game with. He will be missed. Sincere condolences to his family and his Jackson Gamers clan.

Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2021 1:38 p.m. PST

Very sorry to hear this. As so many above already said, he was such a nice guy and such a gentleman. Only had chance to game with him a couple of times at Colonial Barracks but couldn't forget him. condolences to John's family and to his friends & gaming group. Rest In Peace and may his memory be for a Blessing.

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