Anne T. Smedinghoff

Age 25


Smedinghoff, Anne T. Anne T. Smedinghoff, age 25, of River Forest, died on April 6, 2013. She was a U.S. Foreign Service Officer in Kabul, Afghanistan, who was traveling with a group to deliver books to a local school in the Zabul Province. She was the beloved daughter of Thomas and Mary Beth...

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I think this is a one year anniversary. I worked for the Teacher Education Directorate, Ministry of Education, Kabul in 2012. I didn't meet Anne personally, although we worked there at the same time. I couldn't get to Kandahar because of the danger, but reviewed their teacher education data. Anne's efforts, hard work, heart made a valuable difference for Afghans, our country, and humankind. She is the best, she is eternal. She gives me strength for my work.

I worked at the Ministry of Education in Kabul late in 2012, evaluating teacher education programs. Now, I keep her picture near my work desk. I know the needs she met, and the difference she made for Afghans and our country. --Ken Peterson (Tualatin, OR)

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

I am very sorry for your loss and offer my prayers and deepest condolences. God Bless.

My sincere condolences to you and family. My prayers are with you all. Much love.

Acknowledging your loss. With deepest sympathy. God bless.

My daughter is also working in international development and she has spent and will spend more time in
Afghanistan. I feel your loss and I hope that knowing that others keep you in their thoughts will give you some solace. Our children are trying to bridge a very difficult cultural gap and they need to be acknowledged and remembered for their spirit as well as their effort to help bring peace to our very troubled world.