Today's Boston Globe reports the sad news of the death in Iraq of First Lieutenant Andrew Bacevich, son of Boston University Professor and Commonweal contributor, Andrew J. Bacevich:
Boston University professor Andrew J. Bacevich has been apersistent, vocal critic of the Iraq war, calling the conflict acatastrophic failure. This week, the retired Army lieutenant colonelreceived the grim news that his son had been killed on patrol there.
First Lieutenant Andrew J. Bacevich , 27, ofWalpole, died Sunday in Balad of wounds he suffered after a bombexplosion, the military said yesterday. The soldier, who graduated fromBU in 2003 with a degree in communications, is the 56th service memberfrom Massachusetts to be killed in Iraq.
Heartfelt prayers for the young man and his grieving family.