War On Terror | American missionary is slain during a U.S.-Philippine rescue attempt.
by Mindy Belz
Posted 6/22/02, 12:00 am
It ended as it began: an ordeal.
Philippine rebels kidnapped Martin and Gracia Burnham last May from a beach resort off Palawan Island one day after the American missionaries arrived there to celebrate their 18th wedding anniversary. More than a year of captivity later, a firefight erupted when Philippine armed forces moved in to rescue the hostages in a surprise raid on June 7.