Aid Worker, Wycliffe Grad Dr. Tom Little, Slain in Afghanistan
Monday August 9th, 2010
The Globe and Mail reported today that ten volunteer aid workers in Afghanistan were killed by the Taliban. Included amongst those killed was Wycliffe grad Dr. Tom Little:
"Team leader Tom Little, an optomitrist from Delmar, New York, had been working in Afghanistan for more than 30 years. He and his wife, Libby, raised three daughters in Kabul, sticking it out through the Soviet invasion of the 1980's and the vicious civil war of the 1990's, when Afghan warlords reigned rockets on the city. Dr. Little supervised a string of hospitals and clinics offering treatment for eye diseases.
He was part and parcel of that culture, said David Evans of Loudonville Community Church, who had worked Dr. Little to deliver aid."