Department of State to Hold Ceremony for Fallen Personnel

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
August 3, 2015


On August 3, the Department of State will hold a ceremony to honor six security personnel who were killed while working for DynCorp International on behalf of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) in Afghanistan.  All six honorees were security guards at Camp Gibson in Kabul and were killed on July 22, 2014, when a suicide bomber riding a motorcycle attacked the camp.  They hailed from four different countries – Fiji, India, Kenya, and Nepal.  Deputy Secretary Heather Higginbottom and INL Assistant Secretary William R. Brownfield will pay tribute to our fallen colleagues by laying a wreath at the INL Memorial Wall located within the State Department building at its 21st Street Entrance. 

There are 93 names on the wall commemorating the individuals from 12 countries and the United States who lost their lives between 1989 and 2014 while supporting the Department’s criminal justice assistance programs abroad.  These individuals collaborated with host governments and civil society in challenging environments to enhance respect for rule of law around the world.  The Department is proud to recognize their service and sacrifice to our nation.

This event will be closed press. 

A virtual INL Memorial Wall is available at //2009-2017.state.gov/j/inl/inlvirtualwall to pay tribute to the 93 honorees and their families. 

Please contact INL-PAPD@state.gov for more information.