MILWAUKEE (AP) – Slain U.S. journalist James Foley is being remembered as a person committed to social justice and as a modest friend who deflected questions about himself.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Father Fred Zagone, the chaplain for the Marquette University Alumni Association, said at a vigil Tuesday that Foley cited the resonance of the Jesuit resolve he learned there after he was captured for the first time in Libya in 2011. Foley studied at Marquette. Zagone shared that email with more than 300 people at the vigil.
Foley was kidnapped on Thanksgiving Day 2012 while covering the Syrian uprising. The Islamic State group posted a Web video last week showing his killing and said it was in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq.