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Whatever anyone may personally think of the situation, this man believed in the power of diplomacy enough to risk his life to use it to make a better world.

He knew where he was going when he accepted assignment to Benghazi, which is not among the more stable locations in the world. But he went there to try to make it so. He quite literally put his life on the line for it.

So could we please take a moment and remember him for that? And honor his life and what he was trying to do with it.

Notably he did the same in years past to Iraq. As the author says: "FUCK MORTARS" is a tongue in cheek way of remembering VR.

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