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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Marie Colvin, journalist, who was killed in Syria was from Long Island and a Yale graduate

News of two more journalists deaths in Syria passed by me as just another number last night. In the sad state of Syria today two more dead is a small number even by the a daily body count.

However, this morning it hit me that these are no bodies these are people. So who was this American journalist who was killed by shelling in Syria on February 21, 2012? Here is her last report:



She was Marie Colvin. She grew up in Oyster Bay Long Island where she did well in school which allowed her to enter Yale in 1980. She graduated from Yale in 1984 and immediately enter journalism. She loved her job and excelled at it. Over the next 20 years Marie covered all the hot spots around the world, but especially the middle east. She was a true war reporter. She was in the documentary film Bearing Witness in 2005.



In 2001 Marie lost her eye to shrapnel in Sri Lanka in 2001. She lost her life to artillery in 2012.

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