Thursday, January 10, 2008

Major Andrew Olmsted

Major Andrew Olmsted, who posted a blog since May 2007, was killed in Iraq on Jan. 3, 2008. Olmsted, who had been based at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, began blogging after his unit was sent to Iraq with the mission of helping train the Iraqi Army. A sniper killed Olmsted as he was trying to talk three suspected insurgents into surrendering. A sniper's bullet also cut down Capt. Thomas J. Casey. They were in Diyala province, northeast of Baghdad.

You can go here to read his final post that he asked his friend in the event of his death to post for him Click here

Seemed liked a nice enough guy. As usually I will be remembering the troops in my prayers tonight. Along with all their families. Having a brother in law myself in the Army I know how hard it is on his family to have him gone for long periods of time and in harms way. Thank God for our Troops safety.