Andrew Olmsted, a major in the United States Army, was one of a new breed of military bloggers. Commenting during his tour of duties in Iraq. A blog that was published by the Rocky Mountain News.
Prior to his latest deployment Olmsted wrote a final commentary, to be posted upon his death. Now, sadly, that posting has appeared on Olmsted's blog. The major was killed on January 3rd. Felled by small-arms fire. He was 38-years-old.
You can read Major Olmsted's final blog yourself here: http://andrewolmsted.com/