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U.S. Department of State
96/02/03 Statement on Death of US Serviceman in Bosnia
Office of the Spokesman




                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE 
                          Office of the Spokesman 
 
                             (Zagreb, Croatia) 
_____________________________________________________________________
For Immediate Release                                February 3, 1996 
 
 
                                 STATEMENT BY 
                     SECRETARY OF STATE WARREN CHRISTOPHER 
                       ON THE DEATH OF A U.S. SERVICEMAN 
                                  IN BOSNIA 
 
 
I was deeply saddened this evening to learn of the death of an American 
soldier near Tuzla.  The news is all the more painful because I was in 
Tuzla this morning to express America's gratitude and admiration for the 
mission our troops are performing. 
 
I talked with many of our soldiers at the airbase in Tuzla.  They are 
confident; they know how important their mission is; and they are 
determined to succeed.  The tragic death of one of these fine men hits 
home especially hard on a day when the faces and voices of our men and 
women in Bosnia -- and the transformation they have achieved in this 
country -- rest so vividly in my mind. 

We must honor their effort and their sacrifice by doing all that we can 
to fulfill the promise of peace in this troubled land. 
 
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