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Knowing one of the women who died in Afghanistan

02/05/05


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Guenevere says another member of her college fencing team was Cristi Gadue, one of the aid workers:

... We all gave each other pointers, and we all screamed for each other from the sidelines when one of us had a bout. They got me drunk for the first time in college. They helped me with the ensuing hangover. We all dyed our hair blue for team spirit, and we ran the Naked Quad Run together. Some of my best memories come from fencing.

I guess maybe the news of Cristi's death hit me hard partly because it was so out of the blue. After all, I picked up the newspaper, and there was her photo, on the front page. After I read the article, I broke down in the cafe where I was sitting. ...
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