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Joe Hunter: Ambassador Stevens deserves fitting tribute in Nevada City

I am writing in regards to the recent tribute paid to our own, Ambassador Christopher Stevens, who along with three other brave men gave their full measure, on that tragic night, Sept. 11, 2012, and the gracious appreciation of his father, Jan Stevens.

I am a neighbor and frequent visitor to Pioneer Park, and amongst its many wonderful attributes is the Memorial Grove, with its beautifully hand carved stones listing the fallen in America’s wars. One of the stones pays tribute to those lost to the war with “Terrorism” but in spite of the facts (Chris Stevens, was the first U.S. ambassador killed in 30 years and very much at the hands of terrorists) his name is absent.

Besides spending much of his youth here, according to his dad, he loved it here and looked forward to coming back to live, hopefully in retirement. Please join with me, better yet, help me add Chris Stevens’ name to where it belongs, for although he is buried here, it is in a private place, which should always remain so for sake of the family.



However, please allow the rest of us to know and acknowledge what he did for us!

Joe Hunter




Nevada City


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