Saturday, January 05, 2008

Colorado Blogger Killed in Iraq

"Major Andrew Olmsted, who posted a blog since May 2007, was killed in Iraq on Thursday, Jan. 3. Major 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 to train the Iraqi Army. No official details have been released on his death, but reports say that he and a second member of his unit were killed during an enemy ambush in Diyala province, northeast of Baghdad. Olmsted was determined to make a difference in Iraq. 'The sooner the Iraqi government doesn't need U.S. support to provide security for its people, the sooner we will probably be asked to leave.'"

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