I received this very sad email from DeoDuce of The Daily Spork
A few weeks ago, I promised one of my best friends and readers of my
website, Pvt. Paul Varner of Wildwood, Missouri, that I would do a post about his unit once he was deployed to Afghanistan. He joked that it would make him too famous but that he would look forward to seeing a post about him and his unit while he was stuck overseas.
He was killed last night while training in Arkansas.
See DeoDuce's tribute
to Paul. Also see an article on the incident from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Though we didn't know you, we'll miss you!