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something like a baller
Date: 2009-02-05 22:39
Subject: only the good die young.
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my best friend in high school, brian adkins was murdered in ethiopia this weekend. he was the vice consul to the ambassador of ethiopia; he was dead two days before they found him. they only found him (i'm assuming) because he didn't get on his fligh to rwanda. his family was told on the morning of his twenty-sixth birthday. the world is a crappier place with him not in it. i can't express the emotions that i'm feeling right now, and can't wrap my head around what his family must be going through. the loss is unspeakable.

brian went to college for six years, six years of the hardest work, the most dedicated work ethic. he died trying to make the world a better place, and my heart feels weak.

his family can't even know when they can have services for him, because his body won't reach the united states until saturday (an entire week after he was murdered), and won't be given to family until possibly wednesday. his mother will never be able to remember his birthday without thinking of his death.

i am honored to have known brian, whose funeral is being attended by friends from all over the world (poland, paris, india, nigeria ... ), including brian's boss, ambassador yamamoto. he is getting a military escort, and color guard. he is getting the respect that he deserves. hillary clinton's aid called to offer hillary's condolences, the president of ethiopia apologized to brian's family. i'm relieved that this is being treated like a big deal. relieved because brian was a big deal.

he will be missed immensely.


my mittens :[


i am a mess in this picture, i am also grabbing his butt (those are his two best friends from dc: robert and dennis).
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something like a baller
User: youfellhaha
Date: 2009-02-06 19:09 (UTC)
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i appreciate it. he was a wonderful person.
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2009-02-08 14:52 (UTC)
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i saw this one the news, and thought about you. i figured you must be around the same age. losing someone is especially hard when it's so close to home like that. i'm sorry for your loss, but happy to hear that he is being treated with the respect he deserves...

if you need anything, you know how to get me.
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