Tuesday, October 16, 2012

US State Department official, Dario Lorenzetti

42-year-old Dario N. Lorenzetti, from Fort Worth, Texas, was killed on 13th October 2012 in Kandahar. Mr Lorenzetti, a former US Army officer, had been in Afghanistan for 18 months working for the US State Department.

He was killed when a uniformed member of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) detonated a suicide vest at a district office in Maruf, eastern Kandahar province. The bomb also killed US Army Spc. Brittany Gordon and four Afghan NDS officers.

Mr Lorenzetti, a West Point graduate, commanded a Ranger company in the Army. After leaving the military, he joined the State Department and served in Saudi Arabia, India and Afghanistan.

He is survived by his wife and three daughters.

A Memorial Fund has been set up for his family. If you wish to make a donation to the Fund, you can do so through GoFundMe.

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