TOWN OF CEDARBURG - Some may have not known him personally, but they knew
U.S. Army Major Andrew Olmsted through his in-depth prose he posted on his
blog, "From the Front Lines" through the Colorado newspaper
Rocky Mountain News’ Web site.
"He wanted to defend what we have and defend what has worked for
us for so long. He wanted to spread what we have in the United States
throughout the world," said his father, Wes, who has lived with his
wife Nancy in the town of Cedarburg for 17 years. "He believed in
duty, country and honor, and he died doing what he believed in. Andy’s
gone, but I’ll never forget him."
The Army major, who grew up in Massachusetts and logged several years
in the service, was 37 years old when he died in a small arms firefight in
Iraq on Thursday.
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