Kerry mourns 25-year-old ‘idealistic’ diplomat killed in Afghanistan
Secretary of State John Kerry took a minute Sunday to recall Anne Smedinghoff, a 25-year-old agent who was killed Saturday in Afghanistan as she was conveying books to schoolchildren.
"Anne was everything that was right about our nation," Kerry stated from Istanbul before including that those answerable for her expiration were "fainting girls and terrorists."
Kerry called Smedinghoff, a local of Chicago, "a caring hopeful adolescent ladies who woke up yesterday and set out to carry content books to youngsters."
Smedinghoff, a three-year veteran of the State Department, was killed plus five different Americans Saturday in an assault at a neighborhood school in the Zabul Province of Afghanistan. The ambush executed three U.S. servicemembers, an Afghan specialist and an American citizen who worked with the State Department. It was the deadliest day in Afghanistan since Aug. 16.
In a proclamation discharged Sunday, Smedinghoff's folks—Tom and Mary Beth Smedinghoff—stated their little girl had volunteered to work in Afghanistan and adored working straight with the individuals of the nation.
"We are supported realizing that she was doing what she adored," they stated. "Besides that she was serving her nation by encouraging to have a positive effect on the planet."