August 30, 2008

Memorial Service for a Colleague

A memorial service for Steven L. Farley will be held on September 12, 2008 at 10 a.m. in the Dean Acheson Auditorium of the State Department. Steven L. Farley was killed in the attack in Sadr City, Iraq, on June 24th. His devotion to public service was reflected in his many years of duty in the United States Navy Reserve and in his decision to volunteer to serve in Iraq since April 2007. At the time of his death, Steven was serving on a Baghdad Provincial Reconstruction Team as the Senior Governance Specialist in Sadr City where he was helping the citizens of Iraq rebuild and revitalize their local government. Mr. Farley is survived by his wife, Mrs. Donna Farley, three sons – Brett, Chris and Cameron, and parents Noel and Barbara Farley.

All of us in the Babil PRT honor his service and memory and keep his family in our thoughts. I have sent a Babil PRT coin to his family on behalf of the PRT as a symbol of our respect for Steven.

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