I just learned that friend and fellow blogger John Solomon passed away, after a long and courageous battle with leukemia. John wrote the incaseofemergencyblog.com, and before that he had a distinguished career in journalism. We will miss him and will remember his interest and dedication to making a contribution to the field of emergency preparedness. For more details about his life and work, see the NY Times obituary for him.
See also the nice tribute paid to John by FEMA Director Craig Fugate, who refers to him as a Preparedness Advocate.