Tragedy in Iraq

For the second day in a row, tragedy has struck in the blogosphere. Scott Elliot of Election Projection lost both parents yesterday. Dodd Harris reports that they were in Iraq. KWTX has the details:

Also killed in yesterday’s attack were 60-year-old Larry T.
Elliott and his 58-year-old wife, Jean Dover Elliott, both of Cary, North Carolina.


A U-S military spokesman says they were in a car in the Iraqi city of Mosul (MOH’-suhl) when they were attacked with automatic
weapons and rocket-propelled grenades.

The Elliotts had served with the International Mission Board in Honduras since 1978 and transferred to the Middle East in February 2004.

My condolences to Scott and his family.

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