U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, who was killed in an attack in Libya on Tuesday, was not the first U.S. ambassador to die in the line of duty. But the list isn’t particularly long either.
The State Department Office of the Historian says that five U.S. ambassadors have been killed by terrorists and two have died in plane crashes. We present their pictures below. Not shown are Cleo A. Noel Jr., who died in Sudan in 1973, and John Gordon Mein, who died in Guatemala in 1968.