03/03/06 — Goldsboro man died in Pakistan

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Goldsboro man died in Pakistan

By Staff and Wire
Published in News on March 3, 2006 1:55 PM

A Goldsboro man working for the U.S. State Department was one of four people killed Thursday by a suicide bomber outside the U.S. Consulate in Karachi, Pakistan.

David Foy, 51, had worked as a foreign service officer after more than 20 years in the Navy and several years as a civilian employee at Fort Bragg.

Foy is survived by his wife, Donna, and four daughters.

Friends of the family who attend First Pentecostal Holiness Church said Mrs. Foy and her daughters were shocked by the news. Foy had visited his family in Goldsboro over the holidays.

Foy had maintained a Fayetteville address and initial reports indicated he was from there.

Foy joined the foreign service in 2003. He was sent to Pakistan last September as a facilities maintenance officer.

A State Department spokesman said the service mourned Foy's death.

"We will do all that we can, working with the Pakistani government, to see that those responsible for the attack face justice for what they have done," department spokesman Sean McCormack said in a statement.

"This tragic loss underlines the mortal dangers faced by the men and women of the U.S. foreign service who are working under the most extreme circumstances to advance our nation's vital interests around the world," said J. Anthony Holmes, president of the American Foreign Service Association.

Funeral arrangements had not been completed this morning but family friends said they expected a service to be held at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.

Also killed in the attack was Pakistani consulate worker Iftikhar Ahmed. Fifty-two people were injured.