US Army Major and blogger Andrew Olmsted was killed Thursday in Iraq. Some months ago Olmsted wrote a piece to be published in the event of his death; that remarkable, inspiring and hilarious post is here.
Now, as Maj. Olmsted wished, let’s crank up some ‘80s music.
UPDATE. Further background:
Small-arms fire took the life of a Colorado Springs soldier in Iraq this week.
Maj. Andrew Olmsted, 37, died Thursday in As Sadiyah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit. Also killed was Capt. Thomas J. Casey, 32, of Albuquerque.
Olmsted deployed in July and served as a reservist with the Military Transition Team, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.
Olmsted is survived by his wife of 10 years, Amanda Wilson of Colorado Springs.
She was having trouble with the news on Friday. She said her mother, who flew in Friday to help, was “trying to be brave.”
UPDATE II. Maj. Olmsted and wife Amanda in Colorado last June:
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