Christopher Stevens: U.S. Diplomats Honored

State Department workers around the world risk their lives every day.
3:00 | 09/14/12

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And finally tonight here, our "persons of the week." As we watched those four caskets arrive home today, we realized that there are thousands of unsung heroes, diplomats, all over the world, working in some of the most dangerous places on earth. And so, tonight, they are our "persons of the week." They are the americans, 9,210 state department employees, serving overseas. Serving at the forefront in that push for hearts and minds. Looking to help so many others around the world, enjoy the freedoms that we do. Hola! Hi, I'm piper. My name is nancy powell. Reporter: Theirs is not an easy job, to prove that america is a friend. Who we are, what we standfor. Each and every one of them, an ambassador in their own right. All over the world, every day, america's diplomats risk their lives in the service of our country and our values. Because they believe that the united states must be a force for peace and progress in the world. Reporter: For many, their posts in the most violent spots on earth. The places we see, afghanistan, iraq, yemen and pakistan. They also risk their lives working in places we rarely see, nigeria, venezuela, suzanne. 326 foreign service servicers have died in the line of duty. Four more names to be engraved. The president and secoretary of state. My name is chris stevens. Reporter: Chris stevens was so proud having given libya back to its people. So many there letting america now know they are against the attacks. Chris stevens was a friend to them, and today, the president vowing that thousands of others like chris will continue his mission. We will never stop working for the dignity and freedom that every person deserves. Whatever their creed. Whatever their faith. Reporter: And so we choose the brave men and women who continue their work tonight all over the world.

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