Former Air America Spokesperson Andi Parhamovich Killed In Iraq
January 18, 2007 at 12:57 PM (PT)
ALL ACCESS is saddened to learn of the death of former AIR AMERICA RADIO spokesperson ANDI PARHAMOVICH, who was killed while working for the NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTE in BAGHDAD WEDNESDAY (1/17). She was 28 years old.
PARHAMOVICH left AAR in SEPTEMBER to work with the INTERNATIONAL REPUBLICAN INSTITUTE and the NDI in IRAQ; she was one of four people killed when a convoy in which she was riding was attacked. Al Qaeda-linked Sunni insurgents have taken responsibility for the attack.
"There is no more sacred role of honor than those who have given their last full measure in support of freedom," said NDI Chairman and former Secretary of State MADELINE ALBRIGHT. "Yesterday, in IRAQ, ANDREA PARHAMOVICH and our security personnel were enshrined on that list. They did not see themselves as heroes, only people doing a job on behalf of a cause they believed in. They were not the enemies of anyone in IRAQ; they were there to help. Now, the prayers of all of us at NDI are with them and with their families. We pledge to do everything that is within our power to see that they did not die in vain. We will honor their example, keep alive their memory, and carry on their work."