Each day, many good men and women die. Yesterday was no different, except that one of those deaths was a man who was tragically plucked from this earth while making my life a safer one to live.
Andrew Olmsted was a husband, a son, a writer, a soldier, a friend to many...the list goes on and on. Today, people all over the world are celebrating his life and mourning his death.
Death was no stranger to Andrew. He was an American Soldier in Iraq.
Andrew enjoyed blogging and also wrote for the Rocky Mountain News here in Colorado. You can find his blog posts on countless blogs all over the Internet including Obsidian Wings, All Things Conservative, and of course, his own blog Andrew Olmsted.
Andrew's final blog post was posted today by his friend Hilzoy. This was a final goodbye that he wrote several months ago in anticipation of his own death, of course hoping that Hilzoy would never have the need to post it.
Read it here Final Post.
In his final post, Andrew asks that his death not be used to further any political agenda. I respect that.
And I say, thank you Andrew, for I am living because you were willing to die.