January 5, 2008

Andrew Olmsted.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 1:51 pm

Milblogger Andrew Olmsted was killed in action in Iraq a few days ago. He had a prepared a post for such a horrible eventuality.

Words fail me.

I know that others have written about this, but I want to see that as many people as possible have an opportunity to read his “Final Post.”

May he rest in peace.

Via Doug Ross@Journal

Note: I apologize for the initial misspelling of this amazing man’s name. I have corrected my mistake.


  1. Heartbreaking

    Comment by Fausta — January 5, 2008 @ 2:37 pm

  2. I learned of this on Blackfive, but I hadn’t seen more than snippets, here and there, of his Final Post. In its entirety, that was a positively sobering read. Godspeed to his brave American soul.

    Comment by Erica — January 5, 2008 @ 2:43 pm

  3. He shall be carried home on the swiftest of wings, to the place of peace and light.

    Comment by gregor — January 5, 2008 @ 4:41 pm

  4. Very moving. I posted it so that hopefully others will be just as moved.

    Thanks for posting this and bringing it to our attention.

    I wish all of those that have given their lives could be remembered and honored by more people.

    Comment by RT — January 5, 2008 @ 5:33 pm

  5. Ya know, it’s tough enough to find a decent major these days. This one was lost far too soon.

    Comment by Dick — January 5, 2008 @ 6:21 pm

  6. Thanks Jim

    Comment by GUYK — January 5, 2008 @ 8:51 pm

  7. He will be missed, thank you Jim, for letting us know about this.

    Comment by Nancy — January 5, 2008 @ 9:56 pm

  8. I saw this over at Lex’s. It took my breath away.

    Comment by Bou — January 5, 2008 @ 10:30 pm

  9. I’m speechless. The world needs more people like this man. We are poorer for having lost him. RIP.

    Thank you, Jim. This needed to be seen by as many people as possible.

    Comment by Agamemnon Jones — January 5, 2008 @ 11:45 pm

  10. After reading his entire post, I’m like you — the words just won’t come. Very powerful… Thanks, Jim…

    Comment by Winston — January 6, 2008 @ 10:35 am

  11. Thanks for posting this. My heart is aching.

    Comment by Mary — January 6, 2008 @ 7:02 pm

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