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Robert O. Waring

American diplomat
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Occupation Diplomat
Date of birth Long Island City, New York City, New York, U.S.A.
Date of death Jun 16, 1976
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Biography

Robert Olaf Waring (November 26, 1919 – June 16, 1976) was a U.S. diplomat assassinated in Beirut, Lebanon in 1976.

Biography

Waring was born in Long Island City, New York on November 26, 1919 and served as a Foreign Service officer in Rabat; Athens; London; Berlin; Vienna; and Beirut until his death.

While serving in Beirut as Economic Counselor, he accompanied Ambassador Francis E. Meloy, Jr. to present the ambassador's credentials to the new Lebanese President, Elias Sarkis. The two officials and their driver, Zuhair Mohammed Moghrabi, were kidnapped by Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine members as they crossed the Green Line, the division between Beirut's Christian and Muslim sectors. Their bullet-riddled bodies were found later that day on a beach in Ramlet al-Baida.

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