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Cheryl Beckett part of Medical Team executed in Afghanistan

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. Associated Press

The family of Tennessee woman says she is one of 10 members of a medical team gunned down in Afghanistan. The family of 32-year-old Cheryl Beckett said in a statement Sunday that she was part of the team providing eye care and medical aid in northern Afghanistan. Beckett is the daughter of a Knoxville pastor. She had been in Afghanistan for six years and specialized in nutritional gardening and mother-child health.

People who knew her say she was a positive and caring person.

“We’re going to miss her a lot, and we’re gonna miss the way that she put smiles on senior citizens ‘ face… all the members of the church’s face,” says Marion Rhodes, a friend of Beckett’s.

Beckett was the Valedictorian of her high school and earned a biology degree from Indiana Wesleyan University.

August 8, 2010 Posted by | Afghanistan, NGO's | , , , | 6 Comments