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Ambassador's uncle says loss is "devastating"


The family of Chris Stevens, former U.S. Ambassador to Libya, continues to mourn his death.

"I've lost a son, so I know what they're feeling right now, said Don Slicer, Stevens' Uncle. "There's literally nothing that I could even tell you that would make you understand what that means."

Slicer lives in Tigerton. He found out Stevens was killed when his phone rang Wednesday at 4:30 a.m.

"I believe it was well planned, had nothing to do with the movie," said Slicer "He was targeted with the word 'assassinated' because of who he was."

Stevens was widely regarded as one of the most effective American envoys to the arab world.

"He was one of the up-and-comers as a diplomat, huge, very intelligent, very good at his job," said Slicer.

Since the attack on Tuesday, Slicer has been exchanging e-mails with his sister who's in London. She told him she was 'devastated.'

"They were so proud of Chris," said Slicer. "And, for this to happen, I can't even, yeah. I can tell you from my personal experience that losing a son is just devastating,"

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