A private ceremony last year marked the first time the CIA publicly acknowledged that 21-year-old Barbara A. Robbins was the first woman at the agency killed in the line of duty. She was the victim of a 1965 car bombing in Vietnam.
A photograph of Barbara and Warren Robbins when they were children. Barbara was 3 1/2 years older than her brother, Warren. Barbara was killed in the bombing of the U.S Embassy in Saigon, Vietnam, on March 30, 1965. Barbara, 21, was working as a secretary at the embassy when a terrorist detonated a bomb next to it. Warren has the letters that Barbara wrote to her family in 1964 and 1965, as well as scrapbooks that their parents made after Barbara’s death. Family photo Buy Photo