The Foreign Service Journal, June 2009

J U N E 2 0 0 9 / F O R E I G N S E R V I C E J O U R N A L 27 elix Russell Engdahl (better known during his lifetime as Russ) was a Foreign Service officer who died in Hong Kong in 1942. In researching his case for inclusion on the AFSA Memorial Plaques, along with those of two other diplomats, I found the following curious letter, reproduced verbatim, in his personnel file: F O C U S O N F S R E F L E C T I O N S R USS AND I A CARPOOL CHAT LEADS TO THE ADDITION OF SEVERAL LONG - DECEASED DIPLOMATS ’ NAMES TO THE AFSA M EMORIAL P LAQUES . B Y J ASON V ORDERSTRASSE F Pietari Posti