I heard about the death of Specialist Stephen Fortunato while up in Massachusetts (he was from Beverly, MA), but what I didn't know was that he was also a milblogger. Milblogger.com notes that his mother gave part of his last post to the Boston Globe, which they published.
Please read it all. If only our "experienced" leaders had the same clarity and resolve - that would be a change we can believe in.
Rest in Peace, Stephen.