This story was quoted by Kristin Wyatt in The Canadian Press today.
Dan Terry, 64, was another long Afghan veteran. A fluent Dari language speaker like his friend Little, Terry first came to Afghanistan in 1971 and returned to live here in 1980 with his wife, rearing three daughters while working with impoverished ethnic groups.
“He was a large, lumbering man — very simply a joyful man,” said his longtime friend Michael Semple, a former European Union official in Kabul. “He had no pretensions, lots of humility.”
In a Web posting, a friend, Kate Clark, recalled that in 2000, Terry was hauled off to jail by the Taliban for overstaying a visa.
“He went off good-naturedly, seeing it as a rare chance to have the time to learn Pashto,” Clark wrote on a website. “He was released from prison after a couple of weeks and then re-arrested after the authorities decided he had not served enough days. He arrived back to the prison to cheers from his fellow inmates, who were now newly found friends.”