ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — Nearly 400 people gathered in a suburban Chicago church to honor the father and son killed last week at a hospital in Afghanistan.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports that at Sunday’s service, Pastor Colin Smith of Orchard Evangelical Church in Arlington Heights praised John Gabel and his father, Gary Gabel, for their willingness to “put themselves at a higher risk because of their faith.” The elder Gabel was a member of the congregation.
The Gabels and Dr. Jerry Umanos of Chicago were fatally shot by a security guard at a Kabul hospital where Umanos worked. John Gabel’s wife was injured.
John Gabel was a guest lecturer at Kabul University. Last week, Umanos’ wife said her husband was giving his friends a tour of the hospital when they were shot.