October 29th, 2010
09:35 AM ET

Slain aid worker's parents to start charity in her name

British aid worker Linda Norgrove was killed in a rescue attempt earlier this month, 13 days after she was kidnapped in eastern Afghanistan.

On the morning of September 26, Linda Norgrove was in an unmarked Toyota Corolla traveling from Asadabad to Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan, a spectacular route with towering mountains to the right and a broad river to the left. Spectacular but also very dangerous - ambush country in a part of Afghanistan where many different groups, including criminal gangs, the Taliban and al Qaeda, have a presence.

Thirteen days after she was led off into the steep mountains above, Norgrove was killed during a rescue attempt by U.S. Navy Seals.

Today, her parents have started a charity in her name. FULL STORY

Filed under: Casualties • Daily Developments
soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. USMC Forever

    To the parents of your Aid Worker: How about some sain advice on going into a WAR ZONE without protection. SHE ABSOLUTELY THREW HER LIFE AWAY! These animals in this country value any life for 5 cents or lower. She could have been helping the enemy for all she knew and I bet she did and thats how she was caught. THIS IS THE CORRECT ADVICE FOR AID WORKERS AND JOUNALISTS, PLEASE DO NOT GO INTO A WAR ZONE WITHOUT PROTECTION, IF YOU DO THEN YOU JUST MIGHT LOSE YOUR HEAD AS THE ANIMALS IN THIS COUNTRY THINK YOUR LIFE IS WORTH A NICKEL OR LESS. OH WELL NEXT CASE, A HERO'S GOOD DEEDS IN PRINT ENDED UP AS AN OBITUARY.

    November 8, 2010 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  2. USMC Forever

    All you losers comment on everything but what the subject matter is concerning this lady who was killed. Its like you fools don't have a telephone and can call each other up talking your trash. I wish more people would stick to the subject matter so I can intelligently converse with them, instead of you LOSERS who talk all about crap!!!!

    November 3, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    Yea, just like we did in Iraq huh? Iraq is doing much better now than before the war with the exception of Muslims killing each other there education system is much better, there electrical grid is much better, the water and sanitation is much better and even there exports are better! And our intent in Afghanistan is no different! We do not want to take control of the country or exploit their natural resources!

    October 30, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      Of course we're there to exploit their resources along with Great Britain and France. Who told you otherwise? And don't believe the right-wing press,either. We're the world's leading bullies followed by Great Britain and France.

      October 30, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
      • USMC Forever

        Thank you Dan,you said it all.

        November 3, 2010 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    Oh so it's OK to take charity from 180 degrees trinity to help in reconstruction effort in Afghanistan? The Norgrove family sound like a very Christian like family and if not they follow Jesus' way of love for all oppressed people!

    October 30, 2010 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      I have no doubt that they are Christians, there are very few missionaries of this kind that are not! And I am not promoting any product but the way of the life of the Christian! The way you promote your way of life is by killing those who do not follow your beliefs! Now you tell me which is doing God's will?

      October 30, 2010 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      If we are such "Christians" and love "oppressed" people,why are the NATO forces trying to take over their country and exploit their natural resources? We really need to get out of there and let Iran,Russia,Vietnam and China start to rebuild that country.

      October 30, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
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      November 1, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Tilak Pokharel

    It's not "from Asadabad to Jalalabad". It's the other way around.

    October 29, 2010 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  6. Onesmallvoice

    Anything to justify the British presence in Afghanistan.That ought to make the right-wing thugs in Washington feel good.

    October 29, 2010 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |