AFSA Memorial Plaque List

Honoring Americans Who Lost Their Lives Under Heroic or Other Inspirational Circumstances or Otherwise in the Line of Duty While Serving the U.S. Government and the American People Abroad in Foreign Affairs

Names are listed in the order that they were inscribed. Click on a name to read more about an honoree.

William Palfrey
Lost at Sea — 1780

 
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Joel Barlow
Exposure — Zarnowice 1812

 
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Richard C. Anderson
Yellow Fever — Cartagena, Colombia 1826

 
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Nathaniel G. Ingraham, Jr.
Fever — Tampico, Mexico 1824

 
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Harris E. Fudger
Murdered — Bogota, Colombia 1825

 
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James A. Holden
Lost at Sea — 1827

 
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John S. Meircken
Lost at Sea — 1832

 
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William Shaler
Cholera — Havana, Cuba 1833

 
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William S. Sparks
Cholera — Venice, Italy 1849

 
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Thomas T. Turner
Epidemic — Bahia, Brazil 1849

 
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Thomas I. Morgan
Yellow Fever — Rio De Janeiro, Brazil 1850

 
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Hardy M. Burton
Yellow Fever — Isle of St . Thomas 1852

 
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George R. Dwyer
Coast Fever — Maputo, Mozambique 1854

 
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Beverly L. Clarke
Tropical Fever — Guatemala 1860

 
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Isaac S. McMicken
Yellow Fever — Acapulco, Mexico 1860

 
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George True
Smallpox — Funchal, Madeira 1862

 
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Edward W. Gardner
Lost at Sea — 1863

 
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Charles G. Hannah
Yellow Fever — Demerara, British Guinea 1864

 
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Abraham Hanson
African Fever — Monrovia, Liberia 1866

 
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Hiram R. Hawkins
Epidemic — Tumbez, Peru 1866

 
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Allen A. Hall
Epidemic — La Paz, Bolivia 1867

 
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H. E. Peck
Yellow Fever — Haiti 1867

 
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James Wilson
Yellow Fever — Caracas, Venezuela 1867

 
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James H. McColley
Yellow Fever — Callao, Peru 1869

 
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William Stedman
Yellow Fever — Santiago, Cuba 1869

 
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Charles E. Perry
Epidemic — Aspinwall, Colombia 1872

 
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Thomas Biddle
Epidemic — Guayaquil, Ecuador 1875

 
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John F. Flint
Drowned Saving Life — La Union, El Salvador 1875

 
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Philip Clayton
Yellow Fever — Callao, Peru 1877

 
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Henry H. Garnet
African Fever — Monrovia, Liberia 1882

 
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Jesse H. Moore
Yellow Fever — Callao, Peru 1883

 
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David T. Bunker
Yellow Fever — Demerara, British Guinea 1888

 
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Victor F. W. Stanwood
Murdered — Andixcole, Madagascar 1888

 
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William D. McCoy
Fever — Monrovia, Liberia 1893

 
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John R. Meade
Yellow Fever — Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 1894

 
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Alexander L. Pollock
Yellow Fever — San Salvador, El Salvador 1894

 
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Frederick Munchmeyer
Yellow Fever — San Salvador, El Salvador 1895

 
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John B. Gorman
Malignant Malaria — Matamoros, Mexico 1896

 
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Albert S. Willis
Malaria — Honolulu, Hawaii 1897

 
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Rounsevelle Wildman
Lost at Sea — 1901

 
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Thomas T. Prentis
Volcanic Eruption — Martinique 1902

 
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Amedee Testart
Volcanic Eruption — Martinique 1902

 
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Thomas Nast
Yellow Fever — Guayaquil, Ecuador 1902

 
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William F. Havemeyer
Cholera — Bassorah, Turkey 1904

 
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Philip Carroll
Fever — Manzanillo, Mexico 1906

 
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Benjamin H. Ridgely
Exhaustion — Mexico City, Mexico 1908

 
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Arthur A. Cheney
Earthquake — Messina, Italy 1908

 
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John W. Gourley
Smallpox — Ciudad Juarez, Mexico 1910

 
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Theodore C. Hamm
Smallpox — Durango, Mexico 1914

 
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Robert N. McNeely
Lost at Sea — 1915

 
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Charles P. McKiernan
Smallpox — Chungking, China 1916

 
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Charles F. Brissel
Cholera — Baghdad 1916

 
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Alfred L. M. Gottschalk
Lost at Sea — 1918

 
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Maddin Summers
Exhaustion — Moscow, Russia 1918

 
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John D. O'Rear
Smallpox — La Paz, Bolivia 1918

 
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Luther K. Zabriskie
Smallpox — Aguas Calientes, Mexico 1921

 
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Carl R. Loop
Saving Life — Catania, Italy 1923

 
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Max D. Kirjassof
Earthquake — Yokohama, Japan 1923

 
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Paul E. Jenks
Earthquake — Yokohama, Japan 1923

 
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Clarence C. Woolard
Epidemic — Cape Haitien, Haiti 1923

 
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Robert W. Imbrie
Murdered — Teheran, Persia 1924

 
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William T. Francis
Yellow Fever — Liberia 1929

 
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William I. Jackson
Drowned Attempting to Save Life — Matanzas, Cuba 1930

 
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John T. Wainwright
Drowned Attempting to Save Life — Matanzas, Cuba 1930

 
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G. Russell Taggart
Hurricane — Belize, British Honduras 1931

 
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J. Theodore Marriner
Murdered — Beirut, Syria 1937

 
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John M. Slaughter
Earthquake — Guayaquil, Ecuador 1942

 
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Thomas C. Wasson
Shot by Sniper — Jerusalem 1948

 
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Douglas S. Mackiernan
Killed by Gunfire — Tibet 1950

 
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Robert Lee Mikels
Burned Attempting to Save Life — Pusan, Korea 1951

 
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David LeBreton, Jr.
Drowned Saving Lives — Tunis, Tunisia 1953

 
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William P. Boteler
Killed by Grenade — Nicosia, Cyprus 1956

 
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Robert A. McKinnon
Tropical Disease — Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso 1961

 
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Barbara A. Robbins
Killed in Bombing of Embassy — Saigon, Vietnam 1965

 
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Joseph W. Grainger
Murdered — Vietnam 1965

 
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Joseph R. Rupley
Killed by Gunfire — Caracas, Venezuela 1965

 
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Dolph B. Owens
Gunshot Wounds — Vietnam 1960

 
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Jack J. Wells
Plane Crash — Vietnam 1965

 
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Norman L. Clowers
Viet Cong Ambush — Vietnam 1966

 
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William D. Smith III
Plane Collision — Vietnam 1966

 
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Don M. Sjostrom
Communist Troop Attack — Laos 1967

 
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John R. McLean
Chartered Airplane Crash — Laos 1967

 
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Robert K. Franzblau
Shot while Evacuating Refugees — Vietnam 1967

 
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Dwight Hall Owen, Jr.
Killed by Communist Forces — Vietnam 1967

 
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Carroll H. Pender
Landmine Explosion — Vietnam 1967

 
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Frederick J. Abramson
Shot during Viet Cong Ambush — Vietnam 1968

 
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Thomas M. Gompertz
Killed in Tet Offensive — Vietnam 1968

 
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John T. McCarthy
Died from Gunshot Wound — Vietnam 1968

 
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Kermit J. Krause
Killed in Tet Offensive — Vietnam 1968

 
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Jeffrey S. Lundstedt
Killed in Tet Offensive — Vietnam 1968

 
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Robert R. Little
Killed in Tet Offensive — Vietnam 1968

 
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Stephen H. Miller
Killed in Tet Offensive — Vietnam 1968

 
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Hugh C. Lobit
Shot by Sniper — Vietnam 1968

 
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Richard A. Schenk
Landmine Explosion — Vietnam 1968

 
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Michael Murphy
Viet Cong Ambush — Vietnam 1968

 
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John Gordon Mein
Shot by Guatemalan rebels — Guatemala 1968

 
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George B. Gaines
Died from Fragment Wounds — Vietnam 1969

 
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Robert P. Perry
Murdered by Palestinian Terrorists — Jordan 1970

 
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Dan A. Mitrione
Assassinated by Uruguayan Rebels — Uruguay 1970

 
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Cleo Allen Noel, Jr.
Assassinated by Palestinian Terrorists — Sudan 1973

 
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George Curtis Moore
Assassinated by Palestinian Terrorists — Sudan 1973

 
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Everett D. Reese
Plane Shot Down — Vietnam 1955

 
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Thomas W. Ragsdale
Died while a Prisoner of War — Vietnam 1967

 
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Donald V. Freeman
Shot during Hostile Fire — Vietnam 1967

 
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Albert A. Farkas
Pulmonary Embolism following Sniper Wound — Vietnam 1968

 
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Robert W. Brown, Jr.
Shot during Hostile Fire — Vietnam 1968

 
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Robert W. Hubbard
Killed while Trying to Escape Viet Cong — Vietnam 1968

 
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Joseph B. Smith
Landmine Explosion — Vietnam 1970

 
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Rudolph Kaiser
Viet Cong Ambush — Vietnam 1972

 
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John Paul Vann
Helicopter Crash — Vietnam 1972

 
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John S. Patterson
Kidnapped and Murdered — Mexico 1974

 
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Rodger P. Davies
Shot by Sniper — Cyprus 1974

 
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James C. Marshall
Killed in Tet Offensive — Vietnam 1968

 
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Steven A. Haukness
Killed in Tet Offensive — Vietnam 1968

 
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Charles W. Turberville
Killed in Bomb Blast — Cambodia 1971

 
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John Patrick Egan
Kidnapped and Killed by Insurgents — Argentina 1975

 
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Charles McMahon
Rocket Attack — Vietnam 1975

 
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Darwin L. Judge
Rocket Attack — Vietnam 1975

 
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Thomas Olmstead
Pancreatitis — Cambodia 1975

 
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Francis E. Meloy, Jr.
Assassinated by Terrorists — Beirut, Lebanon 1976

 
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Robert O. Waring
Assassinated by Terrorists — Beirut, Lebanon 1976

 
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Adolph Dubs
Kidnapped and Killed by Terrorists — Kabul, Afghanistan 1979

 
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Steven J. Crowley
Shot by Mob — Islamabad, Pakistan 1979

 
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Bryan L. Ellis
Burned Attempting to Save Life — Islamabad, Pakistan 1979

 
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Charles Robert Ray
Assassinated by Terrorists — Paris, France 1982

 
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Robert C. Ames
Killed in Bombing of Embassy — Beirut, Lebanon 1983

 
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Thomas R. Blacka
Killed in Bombing of Embassy — Beirut, Lebanon 1983

 
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Phyliss N. Faraci
Killed in Bombing of Embassy — Beirut, Lebanon 1983

 
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Terry L. Gilden
Killed in Bombing of Embassy — Beirut, Lebanon 1983

 
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Kenneth E. Haas
Killed in Bombing of Embassy — Beirut, Lebanon 1983

 
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Deborah M. Hixon
Killed in Bombing of Embassy — Beirut, Lebanon 1983

 
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Frank J. Johnston
Killed in Bombing of Embassy — Beirut, Lebanon 1983

 
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James F. Lewis
Killed in Bombing of Embassy — Beirut, Lebanon 1983

 
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Monique Lewis
Killed in Bombing of Embassy — Beirut, Lebanon 1983

 
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William R. McIntyre
Killed in Bombing of Embassy — Beirut, Lebanon 1983

 
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Robert V. McMaugh
Killed in Bombing of Embassy — Beirut, Lebanon 1983

 
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William R. Sheil
Killed in Bombing of Embassy — Beirut, Lebanon 1983

 
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Albert N. Votaw
Killed in Bombing of Embassy — Beirut, Lebanon 1983

 
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George Tsantes
Killed by Gunshot — Athens, Greece 1983

 
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Leamon R. Hunt
Murdered by Guerillas — Rome, Italy 1984

 
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Kenneth G. Crabtree
Killed in Bombing — Namibia 1984

 
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Dennis Whyte Keogh
Killed in Bombing — Namibia 1984

 
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A. A. Schaufelberger III
Shot by Insurgents — San Salvador, El Salvador 1983

 
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Charles F. Soper
Killed in Traffic Accident — New Delhi, India 1983

 
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Michael Ray Wagner
Killed in Bombing of Embassy — Beirut 1984

 
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Kenneth V. Welch
Killed in Bombing of Embassy — Beirut 1984

 
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Charles F. Hegna
Killed by Gunmen on Plane — Tehran, Iran 1984

 
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William L. Stanford
Killed by Gunmen on Plane — Tehran, Iran 1984

 
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Enrique Camarena
Killed by Drug Traffickers — Guadalajara, Mexico 1985

 
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Virginia Warfield
Automobile Accident — New Delhi, India 1983

 
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Bobby Joe Dickson
Shot by Gunmen — San Salvador, El Salvador 1985

 
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Thomas T. Handwork
Shot by Gunmen — San Salvador, El Salvador 1985

 
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Patrick R. Kwiatkowski
Shot by Gunmen — San Salvador, El Salvador 1985

 
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Gregory H. Weber
Shot by Gunmen — San Salvador, El Salvador 1985

 
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Laurence A. Steinhardt
Plane Crash — Ottawa, Canada 1950

 
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William F. Buckley
Kidnapped and Killed by Terrorists — Beirut, Lebanon 1985

 
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William E. Nordeen
Car Bombing — Athens, Greece 1988

 
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Arnold L. Raphel
Airplane Explosion — Pakistan 1988

 
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Herbert M. Wassom
Airplane Explosion — Pakistan 1988

 
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Matthew K. Gannon
Airplane Bombing — Scotland 1988

 
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Ronald A. Lariviere
Airplane Bombing — Scotland 1988

 
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Daniel E. O'Conner
Airplane Bombing — Scotland 1988

 
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James N. Rowe
Shot by Communists — Philippines 1989

 
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John A. Butler
Shot in Crossfire — Granada 1989

 
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Gladys D. Gilbert
Plane Crash — Ethiopia 1989

 
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Robert W. Woods
Plane Crash — Ethiopia 1989

 
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Thomas J. Worrick
Plane Crash — Ethiopia 1989

 
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Freddie R. Woodruff
Drive-by Shooting — Georgia 1993

 
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Barbara L. Schell
Helicopter Crash — Iraq 1994

 
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Barry S. Castiglione
Ocean Rescue — El Salvador 1992

 
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Jacqueline K. Van Landingham
Ambushed by Terrorists — Pakistan 1995

 
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Gary C. Durell
Ambushed by Terrorists — Pakistan 1995

 
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Samuel Nelson Drew
Automobile Accident — Bosnia 1995

 
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Robert C. Frasure
Automobile Accident — Bosnia 1995

 
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Joseph J. Kruzel
Automobile Accident — Bosnia 1995

 
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Ronald H. Brown
Plane Crash — Croatia 1996

 
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Lee F. Jackson
Plane Crash — Croatia 1996

 
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Stephen C. Kaminski
Plane Crash — Croatia 1996

 
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Leslianne Shedd
Plane Crash — Comoros 1996

 
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Jesse Nathan Aliganga
Nairobi Embassy Bombing — Kenya 1998

 
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Julian Leotis Bartley, Sr.
Nairobi Embassy Bombing — Kenya 1998

 
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Molly Huckaby Hardy
Nairobi Embassy Bombing — Kenya 1998

 
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Kenneth R. Hobson II
Nairobi Embassy Bombing — Kenya 1998

 
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Prabhi G. Kavaler
Nairobi Embassy Bombing — Kenya 1998

 
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Michelle O’Connor
Nairobi Embassy Bombing — Kenya 1998

 
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Sherry Lynn Olds
Nairobi Embassy Bombing — Kenya 1998

 
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Uttamlal Tom Shah
Nairobi Embassy Bombing — Kenya 1998

 
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Seth John Foti
Plane Crash — Bahrain 2000

 
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Philip Thomas Lincoln, Jr.
Automobile Accident — China 1996

 
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J. Kirby Simon
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning — Taiwan 1995

 
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Nancy Ferebee Lewis
Pesticide Poisoning — Egypt 1993

 
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Pasqual Martinez
Hotel Fire — Russia 1991

 
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Robert B. Hebb
Plane Crash — Honduras 1989

 
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Edward R. Cheney
Plane Crash — Philippines 1976

 
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Garnett A. Zimmerly
Plane Crash — Philippines 1976

 
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Bruce O'Bailey
Plane Crash — Kenya 1972

 
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Luther A. McLendon, Jr.
Plane Crash — Vietnam 1972

 
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Livingston Lord Satterthwaite
Helicopter Crash — Greenland 1959

 
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William Dale Fisher
Plane Crash — Ethiopia 1961

 
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Gustav Crane Hertz
Died of Malaria while Held Captive — Vietnam 1967

 
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Rose Marie Orlich
Killed in an Earthquake — Nicaragua 1972

 
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Richard Aitken
Automobile Accident — Sudan 1981

 
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Philip Robert Hanson
Plane Crash — Togo 1981

 
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James David Marill
Automobile Accident — Cameroon 1986

 
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Rebecca Roberts
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning — Athens, Greece 1987

 
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Marie D. Burke
Murdered in Home — United Kingdom 1989

 
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Thomas P. Doubleday, Jr.
Heart Attack — Liberia 1993

 
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James T. Lederman
Automobile Accident — Egypt 1994

 
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Barbara J. Green
Terrorist Attack — Pakistan 2002

 
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Laurence M. Foley
Terrorist Attack — Jordan 2002

 
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Jerry V. Cook
Automobile Accident — Madagascar 1978

 
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Richard A. Coulter
Automobile Accident — Iran 1974

 
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Howard V. Funk, Jr.
Automobile Accident — Kenya 1972

 
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Oscar C. Holder
Plane Crash — Nepal 1962

 
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Sidney B. Jacques
Plane Crash — Nepal 1962

 
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James Mollen
Terrorist Attack — Iraq 2004

 
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Edward J. Seitz
Rocket Attack — Iraq 2004

 
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John Francis O'Grady
Plane Crash — Australia 1960

 
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Barbara C. Heald
Rocket Attack on U.S. Embassy — Iraq 2005

 
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Keith E. Taylor
Rocket Attack on U.S. Embassy — Iraq 2005

 
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Stephen E. Sullivan
Terrorist Attack — Iraq 2005

 
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David E. Foy
Terrorist Attack — Pakistan 2006

 
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Margaret Alexander
Helicopter Crash — Nepal 2006

 
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Doris Knittle
Murdered by Servant — Afghanistan 1970

 
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Henry W. Antheil, Jr.
Plane Exploded in Mid-Air — Estonia 1940

 
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Steven Thomas Stefani, IV
Killed by Bomb — Afghanistan 2007

 
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John Michael Granville
Vehicle Ambush — Sudan 2008

 
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Brian Daniel Adkins
Murdered in Home — Ethiopia 2009

 
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Felix Russell Engdahl
Accidental Fall in POW Camp — Hong Kong 1942

 
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Thomas W. Waldron
Cholera — Macau, China 1844

 
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Edmund Roberts
Dysentery — Macau, China 1844

 
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Victoria J. DeLong
Earthquake — Haiti 2010

 
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Dale J. Gredler
Heart Attack/Lack of Medical Facilities — Indonesia 2010

 
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Terrence L. Barnich
Roadside Bomb — Iraq 2009

 
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Eugene F. Sullivan
Black Water Fever — Ethiopia 1972

 
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Sharon S. Clark
Cerebral Malaria — Nigeria 2010

 
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Francis J. Savage
Wounds Suffered during Viet Cong Bombing — Vietnam 1967

 
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Joseph Gregory Fandino
Died in the Line of Duty — Vietnam 1972

 
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Ragaei Said Abdelfattah
Bomb Explosion — Afghanistan 2012

 
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Glen A. Doherty
Terrorist Attack — Benghazi, Libya 2012

 
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Ty Woods
Terrorist Attack — Benghazi, Libya 2012

 
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Sean Patrick Smith
Terrorist Attack — Benghazi, Libya 2012

 
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J. Christopher Stevens
Terrorist Attack — Benghazi, Libya 2012

 
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Anne T. Smedinghoff
Car Explosion — Qalat, Afghanistan 2013

 
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Antoinette Beaumont Tomasek
Car Accident — Port-au-Prince, Haiti 2013

 
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David E. Collins
Drowned Saving Life — Nigeria 2013

 
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Rayda Nadal
Gas Explosion — Moscow, Russia 2013

 

As of May 2015 there are 247 names listed.