A close friend says that a Michigan-raised teacher who was shot to death while jogging in Benghazi, Libya, was "very excited about the work he was doing" in the North African nation.
Thirty-three-year-old Ronald T. Smith II died Thursday in the same city where the U.S. ambassador was killed last year.
Longtime friend Nathan Hlavin says Smith was a 1997 graduate of Woods Tower High School in Warren. He says Smith got a bachelor's degree from Wayne State and a master's degree from the University of Texas.
Hlavin says his friend considered a business career but decided instead to teach and got his first overseas job in Egypt.
Hlavin says Smith "had a heart for Libya" and saw his job as "a great opportunity to help people."
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