It is with great sadness that the U.S. Embassy confirms the passing of one of its employees, Mark Mitchell, in a motor vehicle accident on May 6. Local authorities are investigating. Mark was an invaluable member of the USAID team and his absence is deeply felt. The U.S. Embassy community expresses its heartfelt condolences to the family, to the family of the Georgian citizen who died, and to the others injured in the accident. Mark proudly served his country for the betterment of our world. Mark touched the lives of many at home and abroad, and will be remembered for his commitment to helping those most in need.