Saturday, 5 January 2008

From beyond the grave

I suppose I should speak to the circumstances of my death. It would be nice to believe that I died leading men in battle, preferably saving their lives at the cost of my own. More likely I was caught by a marksman or an IED. But if there is an afterlife, I'm telling anyone who asks that I went down surrounded by hundreds of insurgents defending a village composed solely of innocent women and children. It'll be our little secret, ok?

Obsidian Wings: Andy Olmsted

A posthumously posted message by Andy Olmsted, blogger and member of the US armed forces in Iraq, who died on January 3. He left his last post to be put up by a friend. It's a very humane message.

Found via Fabulously Jinxed