A Soldier's Post-Mortem Blog Entry Major Andrew Olmsted wrote a "final post" to be included on his blog if he died in Iraq. Last week, he was killed by a sniper and the entry was posted online, drawing extensive commentary. We speak with Olmsted's friend Hilary Bok, who had been holding on to his last words.
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A Soldier's Post-Mortem Blog Entry

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A Soldier's Post-Mortem Blog Entry

A Soldier's Post-Mortem Blog Entry

A Soldier's Post-Mortem Blog Entry

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This undated photo provided by the U.S. Army shows Army Maj. Andrew J. Olmsted, 37, of Colorado Springs. Olmsted died last Thursday in a rebel attack near Sadiyah, Iraq, the military said. AP Photo/U.S. Army hide caption

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Major Andrew Olmsted wrote a "final post" to be included on his blog if he died in Iraq. Last week he was killed by a sniper and the entry was posted online, drawing extensive commentary. Major Olmsted's friend Hilary Bok, who had been holding on to his last words, speaks with Madeleine Brand.

Reaction to Olmsted's death can be found here, here, and here.