|Jim McLaughlin, WA2EWE/T6AF, was killed April 27 |
in an attack by an Afghan pilot at Kabul Airport.
(Photo courtesy Steve Herman, W7VOA)
Writing from Seoul, where he is chief of the VOA bureau, Herman said McLaughlin, who was also a friend of his, was a career U.S. military officer working as a contractor training Afghan pilots.
Herman says he first met Jim in August, 2009, when they were the only two hams operating in Kabul.
"Jim had put together a fine radio shack in his quarters," Steve wrote, adding, "It was obvious from spending time with Jim that ham radio was an important morale-boosting pastime and (he) usually spent a couple of hours per day (on the air), logging thousands of QSOs."