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Dan Terry, Aid Worker, Executed in Afghanistan

Dan Terry, 63: Wisconsin, United States

Terry came to Afghanistan in 1971, the IAM said, and “had a heart for the rural areas of Afghanistan.”

He worked for many years in the Lal-wa Sarjangal district of the country.

“Dan specialized in relating to local communities and liaising with aid organizations and the government to improve services in remote areas,” IAM said.

He is survived by his wife, three daughters and one granddaughter.

August 9, 2010 - Posted by | Afghanistan, NGO's, Safety and Security Issues | , , ,


  1. There can be no greater tribute to Dan than saying he loved the people of rural Afghanistan. His rewards came in a multitude of ways from all around him.
    I was fortunate to be allowed similar work in Tajikistan 2009-2010.

    Comment by Peter Kwasniewski | January 22, 2011 | Reply

    • Hello, Peter!

      I’ve set out to write an extended telling of the Dan Terry story. I’d appreciate hearing from you. . Jonathan Larson

      Comment by Jonathan Larson | March 27, 2012 | Reply

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