Monday, January 7, 2008

Andrew Olmsted update

I'm still receiving hundreds of hits from people seeking more information about Andrew Olmsted's death. More information on exactly what happened was released this morning, and can be found here.

Thank you to those who have expressed their condolences, both publicly and privately.

Regular posting will resume here on Thursday.


T-Bone said...


I came across your blog while reading about Major Olmstead.

I write to you as a complete stranger, but please accept my heartfelt sympathy. This cannot be an easy time for you, your family, or your friends. I grew up in your area and know that the Army Family is very tightly knit. I hope that fact is a comfort in some way.

Weird segue-- I'm very happy to have come across your site because I'm a Civil War buff (four or five steps down from your self-description of "amateur historian"). I'll be visiting again soon.

In the meantime, I wish you well.

Don said...


Thanks, you're welcome to stop back by whenever you'd like. I've left these posts up for so long because Andy's last post on his personal blog before he left was a plug for my at the time brand new blog. As a result, my 30 visit a day site has been receiving hundreds of visits a day looking for information about him. It seems only fair to post what I know, and writing the tribute really helped a great deal in accepting his loss. Fortunately, my regular readers are a pretty understanding bunch.