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09 January 2008 @ 12:18 pm
The first American killed in Iraq in 2008...  

The first American killed this year, Army Major Andrew Olmsted, was a blogger and had a post prepared in case he didn't make it. While I could link directly to his last post, I like the intro that Brendo put with it. I kindly ask that you read the entire post. It's important to me.

You might also want to have a Coke and some 80's music handy. The reason why will become apparent.

Here's to Army Major Andrew Olmsted.

Current Beverage: Vanilla Coke Zero
Current Music: "Lay Your Hands on Me" by the Thompson Twins
Phoenix Anew: mergirlsphoenix_anew on January 9th, 2008 08:42 pm (UTC)
It's telling me I'm not authorized to view the page. Guess it's a friends only entry?
Ed Greenedgreen86 on January 9th, 2008 09:09 pm (UTC)
Same here - not authorized.
Frittersfritters on January 9th, 2008 09:45 pm (UTC)
Try now.
Frittersfritters on January 9th, 2008 09:45 pm (UTC)
Try now.
Egregiously Mislabeled Taxidriverbrendo on January 9th, 2008 09:33 pm (UTC)
Stand by, I'll open it up.....
Fritters: Cat - I Petz You by mysticmirthfritters on January 9th, 2008 09:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks, hon ^_^
Inayah: bluebutterfly by Icon_goddessinayah_az on January 9th, 2008 10:14 pm (UTC)
:( Wow

Thank you for sharing that. What an enlightened man.
Fritters: Ed Resting by Frittersfritters on January 9th, 2008 10:21 pm (UTC)
Just finished my second Coke and I'm listening to Paul Young ^_^

Celebrate the life of a good writer, a geek, and someone who stood by their principles.
ancient_immie: Torchwood: Gwenancient_immie on January 10th, 2008 12:10 am (UTC)
Fritters, I'm glad that you reposted? this.

Beverage: Coke
Music: Depeche Mode - "Policy Of Truth"
Fritters: Ed Nodding by Frittersfritters on January 10th, 2008 01:49 am (UTC)

*high five*

Ed Greenedgreen86 on January 10th, 2008 04:43 am (UTC)

Thanks for reposting this.

Can I pass it along (not linking to it, just doing a cut and paste)?
Fritters: Ed Nodding by Frittersfritters on January 10th, 2008 06:02 am (UTC)
Any way that you pass it on I'm good with.
ancient_immie: SG: Gate lockancient_immie on January 10th, 2008 03:54 pm (UTC)
*high fives back*

I'm gonna link back to the post.
yokozukiyokozuki on January 10th, 2008 05:29 am (UTC)
*grabs a Coke in spirit* Cheers, man.
Fritters: Ed Nodding by Frittersfritters on January 10th, 2008 06:03 am (UTC)
postrophe on January 10th, 2008 08:56 am (UTC)
Not just a blogger, but a Fan - and a damned eloquent writer at that.

Wasn't going to read it due to Morbidity Avoidance...
...but it's NOT about "The first American killed in Iraq in 2008..." as it was titled...
It's a testimony to a life, to a familiar type of life - and to Life in general, and the humanity that drives Humanity. Written by himself, and by Itself.
So well said, so many times in so many ways before, but again, here, now. As should be. Repeat as necessary.

Honor to you, soldier, person. With us you traveled, beautifully you traveled.
Fritters: SG1 - Which scifi are we in?? by samertifritters on January 10th, 2008 02:19 pm (UTC)
Don't think I didn't notice he was a fan...