This post is unforgivably late, due to technical problems, but no less important.
Major Andrew Olmsted, the blogger and columnist, was killed in action January 3 in As Sadiyah (via Marginal Revolution). Maj. Olmsted, 37, was from Colorado Springs, Colorado. Captain Thomas J. Casey, 32, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, was killed in the same engagement. Both were assigned to the Military Transition Team, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas.
Here is the Army’s announcement (via Bill Roggio). Here is Maj. Olmsted’s blog. Here is his final post, published by his co-blogger hilzoy at Obsidian Wings. He also wrote at Winds of Change and the Rocky Mountain News; here are his columns. Here is a story introducing him to the paper’s readers before he deployed.