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Kerry in Chicago to meet parents of diplomat killed in Afghanistan

Secretary of State John Kerry is coming to Chicago today. More details released in death of young diplomat

He plans to meet with the parents of Anne Smedinghoff, the local diplomat who was killed in Afghanistan.

Smedinghoff’s funeral arrangements are now set.

Her wake is Tuesday afternoon at Drechsler, Brown, and Williams Funeral Home in Oak Park.

The funeral will be Wednesday at St. Luke church.

Secretary Kerry met Smedinghoff while in Afghanistan and called her parents after she died.

Smedinghoff was walking with four other Americans when they were all killed by a suicide bomber earlier this month.

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4 Comments to “Kerry in Chicago to meet parents of diplomat killed in Afghanistan”

    Clean out DC said:
    April 15, 2013 at 12:54 PM

    My sincerest sympathies to her family and friends. But why the fire truck do we taxpayers have to foot the bill for Kerry to come to meet with her parents in Illinois. When you choose to go to an unstable country, your life could be in danger. Does a member of our administration meet with all the parents of our fallen soldiers fighting for our country? I doubt it.

    Speakup said:
    April 15, 2013 at 3:53 PM

    Why doesn't the President or the 1st Lady come pay the family a visit in Chicago and offer they're condolences.

    kid1339 said:
    April 15, 2013 at 5:15 PM

    The Obama Mamma isn't going to be there

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