Statement on the Death of United States Consular Agent John Egan in Cordoba, Argentina.
THE KIDNAPING and murder of U.S. Consular Agent John Patrick Egan by terrorists in Cordoba, Argentina, is a vicious act which will be condemned by men of decency and honor everywhere. There can be no justification for the wanton killing of an innocent and defenseless person. Mr. Egan served his country loyally and well. All Americans will join in honoring the memory of Mr. Egan and expressing deepest sympathy to his widow and family.
Note: Mr. Egan was slain on February 28, 1975.
Gerald R. Ford, Statement on the Death of United States Consular Agent John Egan in Cordoba, Argentina. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/256847