Statement from Governor Pat Quinn on the Passing of U.S. Diplomat Anne Smedinghoff PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Leslie Wertheimer   
Monday, 08 April 2013 10:24

CHICAGO - Governor Pat Quinn gave the following statement today on the passing of Anne Smedinghoff. A young U.S. State Department diplomat from River Forest who like the governor attended Fenwick High School, Anne tragically lost her life in an explosion in Afghanistan while delivering books to children.

“Illinois is proud to call Anne Smedinghoff one of our own.

“Only 25 years old, this brave young woman knew social justice was her calling, and selflessly lost her life while serving others in a war-torn country. She was devoted to protecting America and improving the lives of others.

“We thank God for Anne's purposeful life. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.”

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