James Foley was a grad­u­ate of North­west­ern Uni­ver­si­ty’s Medill School of Jour­nal­ism and a free­lance jour­nal­ist. In 2009, he embed­ded with the U.S. mil­i­tary’s 4 – 4th Infantry divi­sion and 1 – 10th Moun­tain divi­sion in the Afghanistan provinces of Nuris­tan, Nan­ga­har and Kunar. The pre­vi­ous year he embed­ded in Iraq with the the 101st Air­borne Divi­sion. He was cap­tured and killed by Islam­ic State mil­i­tants in Syr­ia in 2014.
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