State Department Recognizes Terror Attack Hero as Inaugural Honoree in New Program

On Aug. 7, 1998, Lizzie Slater was on her second day at a new State Department job in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, when the building exploded. 


The first thing she remembers hearing when she came to, buried under a pile of rubble, was, “She’s alive.” She thought her legs had been blown off, but realized they were merely temporarily paralyzed. Slater and some of her new colleagues eventually made their way outside and learned they had been victims of a coordinated terrorist attack...