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idioteque
02-05-2009, 05:00 PM
A gentleman whom with I went to school and took Arabic classes died in Ethiopia last week, where he was stationed by the State Department. He was a senior when I was a freshman, and was also from the Midwest, and helped me adjust to life at an East Coast university. Just a really nice guy who was incredibly smart and willing to be patient with a dumb 18 year old freshman.

I am posting this thread not to be political at all, but to recognize those people that serve our country in roles we might not always think of. The military gets a ton of respect as they well should, but people that work for the government agencies such as the State Department and USAID often serve our government in similarly hazardous conditions.

I know there is at least one other GW alum on this board and a few DC people, and this was a big loss for our community.

http://media.www.gwhatchet.com/media/storage/paper332/news/2009/02/05/News/Alum-Dies.In.Ethiopia.Officials.Suspect.Homicide-3614674.shtml

duke dynamite
02-05-2009, 05:58 PM
My condolences to you.

Los Angeles
02-05-2009, 07:53 PM
I'm sorry for the loss of your friend. :(

N8R
02-05-2009, 08:25 PM
Sorry to hear.

Gyron
02-05-2009, 10:02 PM
Sorry to hear that DC, May he rest in peace.

Shade
02-06-2009, 12:12 AM
My condolences to you and his friends and family. :(

Raskolnikov
02-06-2009, 06:36 AM
Sorry to hear that, dc, my condolences.