Army Major Andrew Olmstead, a veteran blogger, was a soldier his entire life, so when ordered to Iraq to teach members of the Iraqi Army, he went; but not before entrusting a just in case post to a friend.
I am leaving this message for you because it appears I must leave sooner than I intended. I would have preferred to say this in person, but since I cannot, let me say it here."
"Only the dead have seen the end of war."
Believe it or not, one of the things I will miss most is not being able to blog any longer. The ability to put my thoughts on (virtual) paper and put them where people can read and respond to them has been marvelous, even if most people who have read my writings haven't agreed with them.
Olmstead was killed in an ambush by insurgents.
Godspeed to a brave man who walked the walk and blogged about it.
Many bloggers weigh in with their appreciation for his character and his writings and condolences to his family here.