He wasn't one of us. Srictly as a matter of policy, his tilt toward wealth redstribution and coercive government will not be missed.
But when the lad Lautenberg was 18 he enlisted in the United States Army and served in Europe when Europe was a dangerous place to be. He died as the last serving U.S. senator who fought in that war. Therefore, as a man, Senator Lautenberg rates a salute from me. RIP, Sir.