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Another Good Man Gone

One of the posters over at Obsidian Wings, Andrew Olmsted, died in Iraq.

I only ever knew him from his postings there and his own blog, and mostly through arguing with him occasionally. But he was an honest and decent man, and most of what he wrote is of the same caliber as his own obituary there. His last entry in his other blog, over at the Rocky Mountain News is about helping Iraqis bring gifts to Iraqi kids in a refugee camp. The world's a little bit worse off without him. Him and the many other soldiers and civilians who died in this, and every other war.

UPDATE: Hilzoy found the AP article probably about Andrew here. It doesn't really say very much. But each and every article like that isn't just about numbers, they're about people.

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amazingadrian
Jan. 5th, 2008 06:23 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's sad.
amazingadrian
Jan. 5th, 2008 06:38 pm (UTC)
He's absolutely right though; we've all got to do something with our lives.
forsythferret
Jan. 5th, 2008 07:23 pm (UTC)
It's honestly amazing how far it's spread. The wake thread there is at almost 800 posts, last time I checked. Links have been posted all across both Left and Right Blogistan. It even got links from Metafilter and Fark, and mentions in the newspaper and an NPR blog, too.

Quite a guy, Andrew was.
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