March 16, 2004


The Indepundit reports the death of Bob Zangas, US Marine Corps reservist and blogger:

Bob Zangas was killed last Wednesday in an ambush south of Baghdad. He was a Marine Corps Reservist working in a civilian capacity for the Coalition Provisional Authority.

The final entry at Bob's site contains several photographs, made heartbreaking by this news.

UPDATE. More information at Buzzmachine.

Posted by Tim Blair at March 16, 2004 02:24 PM

RIP Bob. My sympathies to his family.

Posted by: Dog at March 16, 2004 at 02:48 PM

Bob Zangas appears to have been a very moral person. In terms of personal example, if not political effect, his donation of life to the cause of doing good for others less fortunate has most definitely not been like:

pouring a cup of water out in a dry desert. The water disappears and you are left with the feeling of “did it do any good?

For that, if nothing else, he deserves a salute.

Posted by: Jack Strocchi at March 16, 2004 at 03:04 PM

People like Bob make you realise how little most of us contribute to the lifestyle we enjoy. My sympathies, and my gratitude too.

Posted by: Craig Mc at March 16, 2004 at 07:08 PM

"Hang on to your dreams!


Thanks, Bob. We will. Thanks for showing the way.

Posted by: Ernie G at March 17, 2004 at 12:39 AM

A salute and a moment of silence to the fallen.

Rest in peace.

Posted by: Sergio at March 17, 2004 at 01:12 AM

thanks bob.

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at March 17, 2004 at 02:04 AM