Andrew Olmstead, a blogger who posted over at Obsidian Wings and who was a soldier serving his nation in Iraq was killed in battle yesterday.
His last blog post, written prior to his death and to be published in the event of it can be found here. If you read the entire post be prepared to cry a little.
This is excerpted from it:
"What I don't want this to be is a chance for me, or anyone else, to be maudlin. I'm dead. That sucks, at least for me and my family and friends. But all the tears in the world aren't going to bring me back, so I would prefer that people remember the good things about me rather than mourning my loss. (If it turns out a specific number of tears will, in fact, bring me back to life, then by all means, break out the onions.)"
Major Andrew Olmstead United States Army
Killed In Action 1/3/08