Skip to comments.Bacon, ex-Pentagon spokesman, refugee advocate, dies
Posted on 08/15/2009 6:19:48 PM PDT by John W
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Kenneth Bacon, a former reporter and Pentagon spokesman who later served as a top advocate of displaced people all over the world, died Saturday, according to Refugees International. He was 64. Kenneth Bacon was "one of the great voices in humanitarian advocacy," says Joel Charny of Refugees International.
Kenneth Bacon was "one of the great voices in humanitarian advocacy," says Joel Charny of Refugees International.
Bacon had served as the president of Washington-based Refugees International since 2001, the group said in a statement Saturday. The former Wall Street Journal reporter died Saturday morning from an aggressive melanoma that spread to his brain, the statement said.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called Bacon, who was Pentagon spokesman during the Clinton administration, a "great humanitarian leader."
"Most Americans remember Ken as the unflappable civilian voice of the Department of Defense, where he served with distinction as spokesperson for many years," Clinton said in a statement. "But for millions of the world's most vulnerable people -- refugees and other victims of conflict -- Ken was an invaluable source of hope, inspiration and support.
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Linda Tripp was unavailable for comment.
Googling Bacon and Tripp on Google News brought back ONE result, a former Pentagon employee under Bacon, Doug Wilson who wrote at Huffington Post:
“I will most remember Ken for the dignity and leadership he showed during the hell our office went through as the Monica Lewinsky-Linda Tripp scandal unfolded. A crisis and scandal not of our making and unbeknownst to us until it was trumpted across the press and around the world, Ken Bacon helped the rest of us through days and months of mud-splattering and witch hunts which affected all of us, military and civilian, in the Pentagon press office.”
Well, his bacon’s frying now! :)
Mr. Wilson’s remarks are at this link if anyone would care to comment-
I find it hard to believe he was only 64. He looked that old 15 years ago.