Funeral to be held for NC State grad killed in Libya

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April 24, 2011 9:00:00 PM PDT
A funeral service will be held this week for the North Carolina State University graduate who was killed while on assignment in Libya.

Last Wednesday, 41-year-old Chris Hondros was working for the Getty Images News Services in Misurata, Libya when a piece of shrapnel struck him in the head.

Hondros was working alongside film director and producer Tim Hetherington, who was nominated for an Oscar for the war documentary "Restrepo." Hetherington was also killed in the attack.

A memorial service for Hondros will be held Friday night at Rogers and Breece Funeral Home, on Ramsey Street in Fayetteville.

His funeral will be held on Saturday at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Fayetteville.

Hondros, a native of New York, moved to North Carolina as a child. He is a 1988 graduate of Terry Sanford High School and studied literature as an undergraduate student at North Carolina State University and later went on to work at the Fayetteville Observer. After completing his masters in Ohio, he returned to New York.

According to Hondro's biography, he has covered most of the world's major conflicts since the late 1990s, including wars in Kosovo, Lebanon, Afghanistan and Iraq. His work has been featured in Newsweek, The New York Times, The Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times.

For more about his accomplishments and life's work, click here.

The Washington Post has published images recently taken by Hondros in Libya, but an exact date is not known. Click here to see the images.

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