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Steve Gilliard, 1964-2007

It is with tremendous sadness that we must convey the news that Steve Gilliard, editor and publisher of The News Blog, passed away June 2, 2007. He was 42.

To those who have come to trust The News Blog and its insightful, brash and unapologetic editorial tone, we have Steve to thank from the bottom of our hearts. Steve helped lead many discussions that mattered to all of us, and he tackled subjects and interest categories where others feared to tread.

Please keep Steve's friends and family in your thoughts and prayers.

Steve meant so much to us.

We will miss him terribly.

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An army marches on its stomach. - Napoleon

Theater Wide Food Delay

Multiple daily mortar and rocket attacks
Body armor and helmets required when outdoors
Convoys unable to get through
Blown bridges
Insurgents attacking fixed positions

Anybody starting to see a pattern. Also, I would like to point out our man Steve saw this coming.