Virginia Man Among Aid Workers Killed in Afghanistan
Friends and family are remembering a 25-year old Harrisonburg man who was part of a medical mission team killed in Afganistan…but as Charles Fishburne reports, the Christian charity said yesterday it has no plans to leave the country, despite the murder of ten of its members.
Brian Carderelli, a graduate of James Madison, was photographing the aid work done by the International Assistance Mission, when he and nine others were gunned down last Thursday.
Clinton: We are heartbroken by the loss of these heroic, generous people.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Clinton: And we condemn in the strongest possible terms these vicious murders.
The Kabul-based Christian medical charity says despite the loss of ten of their people, they have no plans to leave the country and, they say, they do not attempt to convert Muslims to Christianity, only to help disadvantaged people.
Clinton: Terror has no religion, and these acts are rejected by people all over the world, including by countless Muslims.
Brian had been in Afghanistan since September. His family said he loved people and was particularly concerned for the poor. Plans for a memorial service are pending.
Charles Fishburne, WCVE News