The World: A Roll Call of Dead Diplomats

The deaths in Beirut were the latest in a bloody chain in which four American ambassadors and six other U.S. officials have been killed in overseas terrorist incidents since 1968. American diplomats were also victims in at least a dozen other incidents, mostly kidnapings. Though a number of diplomats from other countries, notably Israel, West Germany and Turkey, have also been assassinated, U.S. representatives have been hardest hit. The roll call of American dead:

Aug. 28, 1968: J. Gordon Mein, Ambassador to Guatemala, shot and killed during a kidnaping attempt by revolutionaries in Guatemala...

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