Forsyth (forsythferret) wrote,

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.
Tags: deaths, war

  • Reference "A crime against peace, in international law, refers to "planning, preparation, initiation, or…

  • Sometimes it IS the Obvious.

    Has Science Found a Way to End All Wars? an article from Discover a few months back. The ingredients people figure will end war are... well, pretty…

  • Five Years Ago

    The vast majority of casualties, among both coalition (approximately 96% as of November 2007)[1] and Iraqi combatants, and among Iraqi civilians,…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.