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U.S. Embassy Memorial Garden

A Memorial Garden at the U.S. Embassy compound is dedicated to the memory of U.S. Ambassador Arnold L. Raphel and all staff members who have given their lives in service to the United States Mission in Pakistan.  The garden includes a fountain, a U.S. flag, and stone markers commemorating individual U.S. Government employees – American and Pakistani – whose lives were lost in the line of duty.

Faisal Khan and Abid Shah were killed on March 1, 2016, by a roadside bomb in Peshawar as they visited the Mohmand Tribal Region in order to review poppy eradication efforts in the area. Jamaat-e-Ahrar, a faction of the Pakistani Taliban, claimed responsibility for the attack.[1]

Staff Sergeant Mark A. Stets; Sergeant First Class David J. Hartman; and Sergeant First Class Matthew S. Sluss-Tiller were killed on February 3, 2010 when their vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb in Timagara, Pakistan while they were attending the inauguration of a girls’ school that had recently been renovated with U.S. assistance.[2]

Elizabeth Curry Marie Hanson was killed on December 30, 2009 by a suicide car bomb along with several other Americans while on temporary duty in Khowst, Afghanistan.

Albert Edward DiFederico; Major Rodolfo I. Rodriguez; and Petty Officer Third Class Matthew J. O’Bryant were killed on September 20, 2008 in the Marriott Hotel bombing, which killed fifty people.

David Elmo Foy and Iftikhar Ahmed were killed on March 2, 2006 by a car bomb in Karachi.

Barbara Jean Green and her 17-year-old daughter Kristen Marie Wormsley were among the five victims killed on March 17, 2002 at the Protestant International Church, a non-denominational church in the diplomatic enclave, 400 yards from the U.S. Embassy compound. They were attending a church service when a man ran through the church throwing grenades.[3]

Gary C. Durell and Jacqueline Van Landingham were killed on March 8, 1995 in Karachi when three armed men ambushed a U.S. Consulate van.

Ambassador Arnold L. Raphel and Brigadier General Herbert M. Wassom were killed on August 17, 1988 in a plane crash that also killed General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, President of Pakistan.

Nazeer Hussain; Chief Warrant Officer Bryan Ellis; Corporal Steven Crowley; and Sharafat Ahmed were killed on November 21, 1979 when 20,000 rioters overtook the Embassy compound in Islamabad and set fire to the Chancery.


[1] New York Times, Mar 1, 2016. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/02/world/asia/roadside-bomb-in-pakistan-kills-2-employees-of-us-consulate.html

[2] Los Angeles Times, June 6, 2010. https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2010-jun-06-la-me-stets-20100606-story.html

[3] StarBulletin.com, March 19, 2002. http://archives.starbulletin.com/2002/03/19/news/story2.html

List of Doctors and Hospitals in the Karachi Consular District

This list includes details for medical providers in the Karachi Consular District which includes Sindh and Balochistan.  Separate lists for other areas in Pakistan are maintained by the U.S. Embassy, Islamabad and U.S. Consulate General, Lahore.