The death of a co-blogger in Iraq
prayers for major andrew olmsted and his family and friends
By Charles Bird Posted in War — Comments (11) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
Andrew Olmsted was a co-blogger with me at Obsidian Wings, and here is his final posthumous entry. The Army reservist was killed yesterday in Diyala province, in the service of his country. I don't know any more details than that. He left for Iraq last summer, then wrote occasional blog entries for Rocky Mountain News. He continued to write entries at ObWi under the name of G'Kar, and his personal blog is here, if you want to get a sense of him.
This one really hurts. I didn't know him well, but I do know that he was a good man. His loss, and the loss of thousands of other Americans in Iraq, is a true and harsh cost to this great nation. I'll never forget him.