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John Myron Goshko
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Birth: Jul. 29, 1933
Lynn
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Mar. 23, 2014
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Journalist, foreign affairs and diplomacy. Opened the Washington Post's first bureau in South America, in Lima Peru in 1965. His stories included those about "Che" Guevara, who was murdered by Bolivians in 1967, the destabilizing effects of America's arms trading with Latin American governments, and the military coup in Peru in 1968 that installed General Juan Velasco Alvarado as "President of the Revolutionary Government" from 1968 to 1975, when he was overthrown. When he left South America, Mr. Goshko was assigned to Bonn, Germany, where he reported West German Chancellor Willy Brandt's efforts toward reconciliation with Germany's former enemies and the communist countries of Eastern Europe, which earned Brandt the Nobel Peace Prize in 1971. After ten years overseas, Mr. Goshko returned to the United States in 1975 as a Justice Department reporter. Here he covered what was considered one of the most sensational news stories of the time: the trial and conviction of newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst on charges of helping her kidnappers rob a bank. In the 1970s, he worked at the State Department as a diplomatic correspondent focusing on the Middle East. He also reported on the Cuban Missile Crisis, the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, and wrote about the "Triumphs and Tragedies of Modern Presidency." One of his best known stories included an analysis of American policy toward Lebanon after the terrorist bombing in 1983 at the United States military compound in Beirut that left 241 American service members dead. Mr. Goshko received an Overseas Press Club Award and Columbia's Maria Moors Cabot medal for his Latin American coverage, and the Korn/Ferry International Journalism Award for Excellence in United Nations Reporting, an honor awarded by the executive search firm in conjunction with the Business Council of the United Nations, for his reports about the difficult relationship between the United Nations and its host country.
 
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Some ashes scattered in & around his hometown of Lynn, MA. The rest remain with the family.
 
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Record added: Mar 25, 2014
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John Myron Goshko
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John Myron Goshko
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 Added: Jul. 29, 2014

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