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(E) ITN Reporter Terry Lloyd
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  01/29/2004 | In Memoriam | Unrated
(E) ITN Reporter Terry Lloyd

 

Terry Lloyd

1953 -2003

The following story appeared on the web site of ITN, the British TV
network, concerning Terry Lloyd who was killed in Iraq. As the story
notes, his work included reporting on mass graves found near Vukovar.

A photo of Lloyd can be found at http://www.itv.com/news/1801667.html

John Kraljic

Honour for ITN reporter killed in Iraq
7.04PM, 23 Jan 2004


ITN reporter Terry Lloyd, who was killed in the Iraq conflict, has been
awarded a posthumous honorary degree in recognition of his fearless war
coverage.

Lloyd, who was shot dead at the age of 50 he drove towards Basra with
his ITN crew last March, was given an honorary doctorate of professional
practice.

The reporter's daughter Chelsey, 21, accepted the award from the
University of Derby at a ceremony in the city's Assembly Rooms.

Lloyd, who was born and raised in the city, was ITN's longest serving
correspondent and is believed to have died in a friendly fire incident
on March 22.

The television news company said it has evidence that Mr Lloyd received
severe wounds from both Iraqi and US fire, and witness testimony
indicates he died while being transported from the scene to Basra
hospital.

Jennifer Fry, the university's Deputy Vice-Chancellor, told the
ceremony: "As one of the longest serving national television
correspondents, Terry Lloyd earned many plaudits for his work at ITN.

"A truth-seeker and teller, he represented the highest standards in
journalism and his tragic death in March last year was a loss mourned by
many."

She said viewers will always remember the enduring images of his reports
of Saddam Hussein's gassing of 5,000 Kurds in Halabja, northern Iraq, in
1988 and graphic dispatches in 1994 of the uncovering of the mass graves
of hundreds of slaughtered Croats, near Vukovar.

"Despite his achievements and throughout his career, he remained an
ordinary, down-to-earth man, without pretensions," said Mrs Fry.

"He was trusted and respected by camera crews whom he treated as
friends, he was held in high regard by fellow journalists who admired
his courage and flair.

"Even though he was a great journalist, he remained a Derby lad though
and through."

Mr Lloyd's widow Lynn and son Oliver, 11, joined Chelsey at the
ceremony.

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