U.S. Ambassadors Killed in Line of Duty — PICTURES

Sept. 12, 2012, 5:16 a.m.

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.