Like a lot of people the past few weeks, I really enjoyed watching David Bloom and his reports from the front lines of Iraq. Sadly, he died today of non-combat causes. While a death of a soldier is always terrible and unfortunate, somehow it hits a little closer when you lose one of your favorite storytellers. I've been listening to people talk today about the kind of person David Bloom was, and like so many other similar cases, you don't realize how great somebody is until they're gone.
From MSNBC: http://www.msnbc.com/news/896267.asp?0cv=CA01
From CBS' Bob Schieffer: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/04/06/opinion/schieffer/main547988.shtml