Saturday, January 5, 2008
...After the high last night and this morning over Obama's win in Iowa there comes the crushing news that military blogger Major Andrew Olmsted who posted at his own site and at Obsidian Wings under the name G'Kar was just killed in service in Iraq.
Andrew was a conservative blogger that I deeply respected, and the military service in Iraq of someone so intelligent and insightful gave me a lot of hope that he and others like him could pull the fat out of the fire.
This is awful. I'm heartbroken over this.
At Winds of Change, Joe Katzman writes:
Joe Katzman: All soldiers have a Last Post. Fittingly, Maj. Andrew Olmsted's will endure beyond the trumpet's fading notes. He was a member of the Winds team, the Winds family, best known for his Iraq Report briefings. He also blogged for his local Rocky Mountain News, and at other sites including Obsidian Wings. Some day, he says, his own site with this entry may come down. We've offered to host it on our server to avert that possibility; but regardless of what happens with that, so long as Winds of Change.NET endures, his words will endure here. As will his memory.
I am terribly sorry my friend and colleague Andrew Olmsted is dead. I am very grateful that he lived, and that others like him live still.