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Funeral Held at National Cathedral for Student Slain in Egypt



    Family and friends came out to the National Cathedral Friday to remember a Chevy Chase man who was killed in the protests in Egypt. As News4's Melissa Mollet reports, even some who never met Andrew Pochter are honoring him as a hero. (Published Friday, July 12, 2013)

    The sister of Andrew Pochter, the American college student killed in Egypt last month, gave a eulogy in his memory Friday, calling him "a hero of the revolution."

    Family and friends of gathered Friday at the National Cathedral to remember Andrew Pochter, of Chevy Chase, Md.

    Pochter, 21, was fatally stabbed June 29 in Alexandria, Egypt.

    Gen. Amin Ezzeddin, a senior security official in Alexandria, told Reuters that Pochter was stabbed while been taking photos with a phone camera near an office of President Mohamed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood as it was being ransacked by protesters.

    Student From Md. Killed in Egypt

    [DC] College Student From Maryland Killed in Egypt
    Andrew Pochter, of Chevy Chase, Md., was killed in Egypt in a skirmish Friday. Pochter, 21, was a rising junior at Kenyon College.
    (Published Saturday, June 29, 2013)

    Pochter died at a military hospital.

    "He had studied in the region, loved the culture, and planned to live and work there in the pursuit of peace and understanding," read a statement from Pochter's family. "Andrew was a wonderful young man looking for new experiences in the world and finding ways to share his talents while he learned." 

    Pochter would have been a junior this fall at Kenyon College in Ohio.

    He had been in Egypt to teach English to 7- and 8-year-olds and to improve his Arabic, his family said. He was an intern at AMIDEAST, a U.S nonprofit focused on education, job training and development in the Middle East and North Africa, Kenyon College said in a statement.