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US Diplomat Killed in Afghanistan 'Loved the Work'

Parents of foreign service officer Anne Smedinghoff say "she had a passion for what she was doing."
2:17 | 04/08/13

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Transcript for US Diplomat Killed in Afghanistan 'Loved the Work'
You're watching America this morning -- America's number 1 the early morning news. Now to the Japanese young American diplomat in a terror attack this weekend. And sledding -- body is expected to be returned today to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Her parents are mourning the loss of their daughter and her calling her love of country. Here's ABC's election -- -- -- five year old and spending off had in the words of her parents are truly beautiful soul. She was brave and generous she knew the risks but volunteered to go to Kabul. She was a press officer and helped highlight stories of Afghans who overcame the thoughts. Afghan musicians playing in Carnegie hall and New York. Two boys who would never acted in appeared in an American movie and were nominated for an Oscar her father sent me these photos. She didn't only wanted to Kabul she wanted to travel throughout the country she's just. One of the many people who answer the call to serve our country. -- creative ways it's. Good that we -- forever grateful. And that's what letter to this road in a poor city in southern Afghanistan. She was escorting Afghan journalists to hand out books to school kids that's when a suicide bomber drove right into -- truck. -- very very intelligent and very. A focus very driven. She really. -- had a passion for what she was doing. I think that made all the difference -- in the way she did it. Leaving and the possibility is diplomacy. Changing people's lives. Making a difference having an impact. Who was taking knowledge and books to deliver them to -- school. In her hometown -- white ribbons in American flags for the first foreign service officer killed in Afghanistan since nine elevenths. Diplomats like and are on the front lines and that makes them more vulnerable including the youngest and the most promise. Mixture for an ABC news London.

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