The passing of a soldier and science fiction fan

Major Andrew Olmsted was killed in Irag the other day. Olmsted blogged under his own name at The Rocky Mountain News and under the name G'Kar on other blogs. The fact that Olmsted used the pseudonym of a character from the TV series Babylon 5 shows how much he loved science fiction.

Olmsted left a final message to be posted in the event of his death and it is a moving, intelligent, must read piece. My deepest sympathy go out to both Olmsted's family and the entire world, which has lost an insightful and extremely decent man.