People Staff
April 28, 1986 12:00 PM

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THE RAID ON LIBYA

AVENGING SGT. FORD

He was an ordinary American, but his murder launched U.S. warplanes against Gaddafi and set history in motion. Too poor to attend college, Ken Ford was a proud infantry squad leader, a deacon in his church and a devoted son. ‘I’ve always taken care of you,’ he wrote to his mother from Germany, ‘and I always will.’ She got the letter three days after he was killed in a West Berlin discotheque by a terrorist’s bomb. He was 21.

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