The world lost a great journalist and author today with the death of David Halberstam in a car accident. At one point in my educational/professional life, I wanted to be a journalist, and one of the people who inspired me to choose that path was Halberstam. Whether it was his tremendous sports writing, or his seminal correspondent work in Vietnam (which garnered him a Pulitzer), anything he wrote became a classic. What other author can you think of who could transition from war correspondent to ESPN Page 2 contributor?
This post is rambling a bit, but we truly lost a legend today, and for that, I am saddened. Rest in peace Mr. Halberstam, you will be missed.