Ronald Albert Lariviere

Special Agent
Year of Death: 1988

Ronald Albert Lariviere, Special Agent assigned to the Beirut, Lebanon, Regional Security Office team, died on December 21, 1988, in Lockerbie, Scotland. He was killed in the terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. His hometown is South Hadley, Massachusetts. In a eulogy at Fort Myer Chapel on January 9, 1989, U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon John McCarthy observed that “Ron was a special kind of security officer…a very ambitious young officer, a very clever, a very capable young officer, a very intelligent man. And he had an extra dimension that not everybody has. He was a very compassionate young man.”

“…he had an extra dimension that not everybody has. He was a very compassionate young man.” — U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon John McCarthy

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U.S. Department of State

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