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January 13, 1989 | Associated Press
The Libyan government said Thursday that it will hand over today the body of a U.S. Air Force officer killed in the 1986 raid on Tripoli, the North African country's official news agency reported. The body, believed to be that of the weapons system officer, Capt. Paul Lorence, 31, of San Francisco, is to be given to a Vatican representative. Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro confirmed Thursday night that the Holy See has agreed to act as an intermediary in the case "for humanitarian reasons."
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January 13, 1989 | Associated Press
The Libyan government said Thursday that it will hand over today the body of a U.S. Air Force officer killed in the 1986 raid on Tripoli, the North African country's official news agency reported. The body, believed to be that of the weapons system officer, Capt. Paul Lorence, 31, of San Francisco, is to be given to a Vatican representative. Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro confirmed Thursday night that the Holy See has agreed to act as an intermediary in the case "for humanitarian reasons."
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