U.S. ambassadors who have died in attacks while on duty


John Gordon Mein, Guatemala (Aug. 28, 1968)

Cleo A. Noel Jr., Sudan (March 1, 1973)

Rodger P. Davies, Cyprus (Aug. 19, 1974)

Francis E. Meloy Jr., Lebanon (June 16, 1976)

Adolph Dubs, Afghanistan (Feb. 14, 1979)

Christopher Stevens, Libya (Sept. 11, 2012)

Read more on these ambassadors here, and follow our live blog on the attacks that killed Stevens here.

The first time a U.S. ambassador was killed in action by a terrorist attack occurred in Guatemala. “Mein was ordered out of his limousine and gunned down in Guatemala City by guerrillas,” The Washington Post writes.