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Retired CIA officer to bike across U.S. to honor agency’s fallen

Retired CIA officer Rob Richer recently hit upon a novel idea for memorializing the five agency officers and two contractors killed last year in a suicide bombing near Khost, Afghanistan: He would climb on his mountain bike and ride across the country in their honor.

By Joby Warrick

The Washington Post at the Seattle Times

WASHINGTON — Barred by law from uttering his slain comrades’ names in public, retired CIA officer Rob Richer recently hit upon a novel idea for memorializing the five agency officers and two contractors killed last year in a suicide bombing near Khost, Afghanistan: He would climb on his mountain bike and ride across the country in their honor.

But Richer, 56, a former Marine, had no sooner posted the itinerary for the 3,200-mile odyssey on his website (www.pedalingforpatriots.com) than his phone began lighting up. Dozens of people, many of them strangers, were calling to ask if they could participate, either through donations or by joining him on the journey. Retired intelligence officers, soldiers, cops and students wanted to sign up.

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May 29, 2010 - Posted by | Blackwater, CIA, Civilian Contractors, State Department | , , , , , , , ,

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