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A promise not to forget leads local woman to form relief group

KALAMAZOO -- In September 1993, Collette Webster, of Sunfield, was serving as a volunteer medic in Mostar, Bosnia, when a rocket-propelled grenade hit the building where she was working.

Webster became the first American casualty of the Bosnian war. From 1992 to 1995, the conflict would harm, injure or kill hundreds of thousands of former Yugoslavians as genocide, mass rape, detention camps, land mines and other horrors were employed by ethnic factions to gain power in the wake of the central government's collapse.


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