Syrians To Honor Slain Journalist Marie Colvin At Family’s L.I. Home

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Dozens of Syrians from around the United States plan to honor the life of slain journalist Marie Colvin at her family’s home on Long Island.

Colvin, an award-winning journalist who worked for Britain’s The Sunday Times, died on Feb. 22 from government shelling in the city of Homs.

Newsday reports that the Marie Colvin Convoy for Freedom of Syria, which started in Los Angeles last week, is expected to arrive at the East Norwich home of Colvin’s family on Friday where they plan to present a Medal of Honor to the family.

The war correspondent’s funeral on Monday at St. Dominic Roman Catholic Church in Oyster Bay was attended by hundreds of mourners, including media mogul Rupert Murdoch.

Colvin worked for The Sunday Times for more than 25 years and was at the forefront of international reporting.

Colvin is survived by two brothers, two sisters and her mother.

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