Having had a stepson who was based at COB Speicher (formerly FOB Speicher) while he was serving in Iraq? (and since I asked him at the time "Do you Know whom the base is named after?")
I'd be remiss in not acknowledging the recent announcement that Capt. Speicher's remains were finally found and identified.
Others blogged it, a few of them are:
View From the 8th Floor Welcome Home, Captain Speicher
Assoluta Tranquillita Rest in Peace, Captain Speicher ( and she links to a good post about the same by CJ at A Soldiers Perspective Capt. Scott Speicher to Come Home )
Cassy Fiano BREAKING: Remains of Navy pilot Scott Speicher found
and One Marine's View Heros Call-WELCOME HOME WARRIOR- Captain Michael Speicher
Condolences to the family and friends, and may finally having Capt. Speicher come home bring them peace.