Wednesday, November 12, 2003

The Employer of a Missing Man

Editors Note: This post is a reprint of the one that originally appeared at my old blog.

How to write a blog entry that reveals another contract in Iraq thru the story of a missing man? There is no polite way, we discovered.

In a short NBCSan Diego article on the business man and the circumstances surrounding his disappearance, the AP writer mentions his employer:

Ackermann is employed by Ultra Services, a company based in Istanbul that furnishes supplies and logistics assistance for U.S. Army bases in Iraq. He arrived in Iraq in late August to work as one of the company's contract managers.
The work sounds consistent with Halliburton's LOGCAP III contract and so we will assume Ultra Services is a subcontractor of some sort. We have so far been unable to locate any further information on Ultra Services.

The name of the man is Kirk von Ackermann. Our sincere wishes for his safe return to his family and friends.

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