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Congressman Bennie Thompson

Representing the District of Mississippi

Congressman Thompson’s Statement on the 20th Anniversary of the U.S. Embassy Terror Attack in Nairobi

August 6, 2018
Press Release

Congressman Thompson’s Statement on the 20th Anniversary of the U.S. Embassy Terror Attack in Nairobi

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Bennie G. Thompson (MS-02) released the following statement:

“Twenty years ago today, my friend Julian L. Bartley, a proud American diplomat, and his son, Julian L. Bartley Jr., were killed in the Al Qaeda bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, which claimed the lives of 224 people — including 12 of our nation’s dedicated civil servants. In the years since, I worked closely with the Bartleys and other families in their long and often-arduous pursuit of justice against the government sponsors behind the heinous attack.

 

“And while these families mourn the loved ones they lost on August 7, 1998, today must also serve as a day of remembrance for our entire nation in honor of the sacrifice made by these 12 heroic Americans in service to their country — as well as all of our civil servants who bravely represent the United States in some of the most dangerous areas around the world.”

 

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