Tuesday's deadly attack in Libya has a tie close to home. The U.S. Ambassador, Chris Stevens who was one of several killed in the violent attack, has family in the Stevens Point area.
Ron Slicer, of Park Ridge is ambassador Chris Stevens uncle through marriage. Wednesday, he sat down and talked with us about Chris. He says Chris wasn't your normal ambassador.
While many are seen in three-piece suits, Ron says, Chris wasn't afraid to roll up his sleeves and get right to work along side the Libyan people.
"When I hear the news reports that Libyan people carried him from the place where he was killed to the hospital, it adds to how he was thought of by the Libyan people."
Tuesday night a mob with guns and rocket propelled grenades stormed the building. Ambassador Stevens was there trying to evacuate staff when he was killed.
U.S. authorities are investigating whether a group with ties to Al Qaida may have planned the attack.
Slicer says the state department is flying the ambassador's parents to Washington D.C. where they will meet his casket. From there they will travel back home to northern California.
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