Major Andrew Olmstead was killed in Iraq. He blogged not only from his own blog site, but for the Rocky Mountain News. He penned his own final post, to be published on his blog by a friend in the case he was killed. It went up yesterday, the day after he died.
"One of the things I will miss most is not being able to blog any longer," he wrote.
"I write this in part, admittedly, because I would like to think that there's at least a little something out there to remember me by.
It is beautiful personal publishing, a voice from the grave for all to read, and a reminder that even though it is far removed and santitized (he wrote last February about how his blogging was in voilation of a Defense Department directive), death in Iraq is made real: "Regardless of the merits of this war, or of any war, I think that many of us in America have forgotten that war means death and suffering in wholesale lots." His words live on.
photo: Rocky Mountain News