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Tue Jun 18, 2013, 09:31 PM


Rachel just gave a VERY moving tribute to Michael Hastings:

...by mentioning her former co-worker and friend, Andi Parhamovich, who was also Michael Hastings' fiancée:


Andrea Suzanne Parhamovich (June 16, 1978 – January 17, 2007) was a National Democratic Institute employee killed in Baghdad, Iraq when her convoy was ambushed as she was returning from teaching a class on democracy. Parhamovich was a graduate of Marietta College in Ohio. She developed her career in political communication with the Massachusetts Governor's office, and the International Republican Institute in Iraq before joining the NDI staff in 2006. The General Assembly of Vermont passed a resolution commemorating Parhamovich's actions in Iraq. Magdy Martinez, Executive Head, United Nations Democracy Fund in a message of condolences described Parhamovich's legacy: "The murderers who ended her life and the lives of her guards also knew this very well and wanted probably to kill the freedom Andrea represents when using their tools of assassins against her."

The Andi Foundation was established in her honor to provide financial assistance for college scholarships and access to internship opportunities in politics and media. She was the subject of the book I Lost My Love in Baghdad: A Modern War Story, written by her fiancé and Newsweek reporter Michael Hastings.

Michael Hastings was killed this morning in an automobile accident:


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Tue Jun 18, 2013, 09:34 PM

1. I was an avid Air America Radio listener and remember when she was announced killed...

How sadly ironic to lose these two talented young people.

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