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