Good-bye and thank you

Good-bye and thank you
: Robert Zangas was working in Iraq as a civilian — after having served there as a Marine reservist — to help teach Iraqis how to be journalists. He was killed while on a road with a fellow CPA employee and interpreter.

Robert Zangas was also a blogger. Here is the last post of a generous, optimistic, hard-working man.

I know it is not my money that I am giving away and I am not interested in receiving thanks. But it points out to the fact that this is a society that is in desperate need of everything. It is like pouring a cup of water out in a dry desert. The water disappears and you are left with the feeling of

  • kkl

    I so hope the flowers grow there soon. My condolences to his friends and family.

  • http://amomentwith.typepad.com/blog/ Easycure

    It is very interesting to read the words of somebody who so recently perished. I hope that his familoy realizes that he is just as much a hero as anyone. He brought light into the darkest corners of the world; not because he was trying to make a buck, but because he knew he could change the world with his love for humanity.
    I am deeply sorry it cost him his life, but it’s working. The world is a better place because of him.
    I hope his family can find at least a little bit of comfort knowing that.

  • Reid

    Thank you, Robert, so very very much. Without your brave sacrifice, and that of so many others, the world would be facing a new Dark Age. Thank you.

  • Rebecca

    It’s because of people like Robert Zanga that we can’t give up the fight. Not now. Not ever.
    My heartfelt condolences to his family.

  • http://hankblog.blogspot.com Enrique

    God bless, Robert Zangas. May chioirs of angels sing you to your rest. Many will not know of the sacrifice you made, but those of us who do thank you and your friends and family. We will never be able to repay them for what they have given to us.
    Very sobering thoughts this Friday.

  • Teej

    Robert is the type of man I would like to be. I am devasted without even knowing about him until 5 mintues ago. My love and blessings to all who knew Robert.

  • VolcanoJen

    Rest your soul…. and thank you for your service to goodwill, Robert Zangas.
    His blog is so much more heartbreaking now.
    For WHAT did he, and his likely US DoD companion, Fern Holland, die???
    Thank you, Kos, for putting a human face on this tragedy. :-(