David Wood of Politics Daily, typical of his graceful work, offers a quiet, thoughtful farewell to Sgt. Bill Cahir, a Marine friend and former colleague of his killed in Afghanistan.
Cahir's widow is pregnant with twins. A memorial fund has been established to provide for their education. Those wishing to donate can send checks to:
Bill Cahir Memorial Fund
Burke and Herbert Bank
c/o Mark Ragland
P.O. Box 268
Alexandria, VA 22313
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Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military for the Washington Post from 2000 through 2008.